PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Nkosinathi Mokoena
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Nkosinathi Mokoena's badges.
 

How are you doing? 'Am not Fine'

24 May 2012, 15:02

 Do you know that feeling you get when somebody ask you questions such as:  “how are you doing?” and you respond by “am fine” but deep down in your heart you know you're not? That`s what is happening in this country at the present moment. It even seems hard to disclose that lot things are just a mess about this country.  I am deeply shocked by the current events in this country. I think we need to revisit our Morality and everyone needs to know his position and take it. This year I have read so many articles which portray a debauched morality about this country.


Let me start from the top where we are supposed to have leaders who should lead by example. In 2006, the judiciary was kept busy by the Jacob Zuma rape case of a HIV-positive woman. At this time Zuma was not a President but he was pursuing that route. The most degrading part is the response that Zuma made after he was asked about what he did after she had sexual intercourse with the 31 year old woman who was raped twice before the Zuma incidence. On Zuma’s testimony, he said that he had a shower immediately after having intercourse with the woman to lessen his chances of contracting HIV. This was characterized as a very controversial statement because South Africa is one the countries which are fighting the epidemic of HIV-Aids. If the person who was in pursuit of becoming a President at that time says such, what image does it portrays to the entire world about South Africa and its leadership? What does it says about our morality?


 As a result, since then Cartoonist such as Zapiro always drew Zuma with a Shower on his head even today. And someone procured it far to draw him with his genitals exposed week ago. As some will say that he called it on himself, I would say that; it still does not make it right. It is clearly the abuse of freedom of expression.  If we are to build a country, I don`t think we are on the right path.  We need to set our priorities straight.


In 2008, riots emerged; we killed, injured and vandalized foreigners properties from African countries because they were seen as “taking out jobs” and perceived as illegal. There is no human being who’s is illegal in this world. Yes, one can be in a country illegal but he/she is not illegal as a human being.


Lately, the have been rape cases reported on the media daily. The one which was trendy is the gang rape video circulating around the internet and what shocks me mostly that there are people who want to watch the video. Rape is not a game, somebody life is ruined and you just want to watch? The rape video is not a movie. How do people watch such and be able to sleep peacefully in the night? What is wrong with us?


 Another incidence I just read about is about a policewoman who was arrested and charged with corruption after she was caught having sex with a prisoner at the Scottburgh police station in KZN.  There immorality acts prevails in this country while we perceive ourselves a developing state. What are we developing? Rape seems like new a career path these days in South Africa. It not just man who rapes, even woman do. What happened to the morality of most South Africans? What does government doing about this?


Recently, president Zuma is said “we are a nation of thugs” in response to a gang rape incidence. My question is; did he count himself when he said “we”? Some people by now will think that I am part of the opposition party but unfortunately am not. Being against how some ANC member’s lead this country has nothing to do with hate unless one is ready to deny that neither of the events took place in this Country. It is my democratic right to say something and this is one of the result a public participation is encourage in the Constitution even the relevance of the section is quite fuzzy.


Lastly, the Bureau for Market Research (BMR) released findings from a survey conducted in Gauteng [ a very small province] that nearly 80% of  Gauteng high school pupils regularly consume alcohol. All I can say is great parenting. It does not shock me at all considering that in our society when a kid lifts up a bottle of beer, the parents laugh instead of doing their doing their duties. Sometimes, they get stoned with their children and the next day still expects respect from the same teenager you shared a beer with yesterday. We pass by teenagers stoned walking in and out of taverns but we sack it as disobedience. Some adults will even smoke and drink with them. The real question is; what are you doing about it? The level of immorality is shockingly shocking in this country.


We look through our windows with our Unimpaired judgment and observe a man beating a woman like he is thrashing a drum yet we treat such incidents as if nothing has happened. Some elders will even act as spectators and applaud the fight on.

Parents, take your positions!

Children take your position!

Leaders take your position!]

Society as a whole, take your position!

I am tired and YES….AM NOT FINE!!!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Siebert Mazus
References for claims?

This question refers to a comment made by Toby Strong, an evangelical Christian, in the article 'The Good News for the world' appearing on news24.com/MyNews2. Read more...

9 comments 131 views
Submitted by
Chris Khanye
The South Africa Parliament has l...

Today, South Africa Parliament cannot conscientiously claim to be a representative of the ‘People’. Read more...

5 comments 304 views
Submitted by
John Myburg
Numsa exposed

We, concerned members within NUMSA, chose to expose role-players involved in an underground plot to destabilise South Africa.  Read more...

7 comments 407 views
Submitted by
Terence Wessels
Zuma must stay!

This guy has managed to do more damage to the ANC in five years, than anyone or anything before him. Read more...

44 comments 2458 views
Submitted by
MikeFraser
The writing is on the wall

South Africans are taking back their power. Read more...

12 comments 942 views
Submitted by
Colleen
Death and beyond

When I was still a very young child and first became aware of death, my reaction was not one of fear, but one of curiosity with a sense of looking forward to one day when I die and finding out what it’s all about Read more...

189 comments 1589 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off ALL TV Series

Choose from 1000’s of the hottest TV Series . While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.