Every MPL in a rented state house at Bhisho is in danger because locks and keys are not changed after each five-year appointment period. Given that South Africa has the highest rape statistics in the world female MPLs are exceptionally vulnerable.
I am a first term Democratic Alliance MPL from Port Elizabeth. My office is in Bhisho and I have been allocated a state house in King William’s Town.
This is well and good and I am grateful to the Department of Public Works and the Provincial Legislature.
Security guards have been appointed to protect the goods in the house so things are safe but I – and every other MPL in a state house – am not.
There are two sets of keys for my rented house. I have only one set. This means I have no keys for patio doors, internal doors and some security doors. However security guards responsible for keeping an eye on goods in the house have both sets of keys. The guards can unlock the back door but I can’t.
By implication the guarded inanimate objects are more valuable than my life.
This is the fifth term of office in our country. It is therefore likely that the same set of keys has been duplicated and distributed five times to five different MPLs, five different security guards, five alarm companies and possibly retained by five different families who have copied keys for one or more family member.
The maths is staggering. It means
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