And a very sad New Year in Natal (for some)
Following the situation in which government services staff attempted to celebrate Natal in Natal, the government has mandated the police force to return to work, despite the lack of cars and guns to enable them to work and despite the fact that 3 months salary are overdue. The late payment of salaries has been an issue for two years.
Good, honest police officers are unable to feed their families, unable to pay bills, rent or loan payments and have been told to return to work or BE ARRESTED!
One officer has apparently committed suicide while another has attempted to end his life.
Prison officers have threatened to free inmates if the state government doesn't take positive action to resolve this situation. The Federal government, it seems, is happy to watch the edges of its empire fall into ruin.