I am absolutely livid!!! I think that MOAN might be a bit of an understatement. It might just turn into a full on rant.
I was in a rather good mood this morning, weird considering it was Monday. But still I was happy. Then I went popped out of the office after lunch and was hit by chaos!!!!!
Now, I am not against strikes or people’s right to strike or protest. But there is striking and there is vandalism and there is a chasm in between. They are not one and the same and because you are striking or protesting DOES NOT give you the right to violate our city.
There is a countrywide municipal strike on at the moment which started today and some of the Port Elizabeth municipal workers went on a protest march along Rink Street and Cape Road. Still all very well and fine, however on their way they ripped open every single rubbish bag they could find, they broke every glass bottle – smashing them onto the roads or pavements, they overturned every rubbish bin, breaking the ones they could and they up rooted the flowers and plants in the planters in the middle of the roads and caused damage to the concrete retainers for the planters. The place looks disgusting and for what? What do you think you have gained by doing this? Yes, our city now looks like a mess and yes, it will probably stay that way till you come back to work. But who do you think will need to clean it up – you! Clever, very clever!
You have now lost my sympathy.