MURDER has become commonplace. There is growing concern amongst members of society that violent crimes are escalating and society feels hopeless and vulnerable against the onslaught. – Judge Marlene Tommasi said this when she sentenced Ndawedwa Immanuel Shuudeni to 45 years in prison for the murder of two men.
THE wind folded the roof in two like you would turn the page in a book. – Helmuth Cloete is a resident of Groot Aub where strong winds blew off the roofs of two houses including Cloete’s.
I WISH to preside over a country whose ethnically divergent people are it’s greatest source of strength; A country whose energies will be concentrated in extracting the most extraordinary aspects of our differences and transforming them into a source of growth and enterprise action. – John Dramani Mahama, Ghanian President pledged new policy measures within two weeks.
I PAY tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me. – Football player Fabrice Muamba had this to say after revealing on the Bolton Wanderers website that he is to retire from professional football upon advice from medical doctors.
THE message to the rest of world is big tobacco can be taken on and beaten. – Nikola Roxon, Australian Attorny General hailed the ruling to ban tobacco pack logos in the country.
IT SHOWS you just how dangerous it can be out on the high seas when you’ve got desperate people doing dangerous things. – Jason Clare, the Australian Home Affairs Minister described the situation that forced a merchant ship bound for Singapore to change course for Australia fearing that asylum seekers on the ship would become rowdy.
From the History Books
YOU build a cage based on your sense of the truth and your sense of the aspects of the character that need to tell the story. – Sean Justin Penn (born August 17 1960) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, also known for his left-wing political and social activism.
CRUEL to be kind is a cliche that I’m not sure is ever actually justified. – Sir Howard Leslie Morrison OBE (August 18 1935), was a New Zealand entertainer. From 1964 until his death in 2009 he was one of New Zealand’s leading television and concert performers.
NOTHING’S constant in life except change. – Sudha Murty (August 19 1950), is an Indian social worker and author. She began her professional career as a computer scientist and engineer.