PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Modiba Kadi
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 37
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Modiba Kadi's badges.
 

TAKING AN UNNECESSARY HIDE

18 July 2014, 16:33

TAKING AN UNNECESSARY HIDE

It’s today Mandela day, celebrating his life, his incredible contribution to Ubuntu, his legacy. It’s time to celebrate the life of a world hero, an icon that set us on the road of freedom through his vision and selflessness and set-up of a Rainbow nation. I believe that we need to celebrate his day in a befitting manner that will best depict him the way he led us, not in denigration. We therefore need to refrain from associating him with acts and things that soil his name, but respect him pragmatically showing that we are thankful of the difference he brought in our lives and to our future. We would be devoid of wisdom if we start throwing dirt onto his good image. All the bad things that we put on him can lead to the growing kids to seeing him that way just like we were taught to hate our fellow neighbours when we were kids and that is how apartheid was sown into the minds of unsuspecting children and lingered on for centuries, which is still a problem to expunge even today. Let’s do things right now and today for tomorrow because whilst we are doing them wrong today, we might not be there tomorrow to correct them, leaving behind our progenies with difficult corrigendua or rather indelible dirt we unnecessarily created for them!!

The last four occasions when I paged through Facebook, I was disillusioned to meet a strange things about our world renowned leader. About four if not five different comments came from individuals with different usernames but the photos used were all of Mr. Mandela. Now I understand that when you are good at something, the watching world tends to love you and live you. In this way it shows you are a hero, people would like to copy you and follow in your footsteps. Does the use of your photo encapsulate the way people adore you? Does anybody really have a full right to do it that way? What I mean is; can someone depict himself in the frame of another without his/ her permission? In book writing and other sort of communications, when you use someone’s words, you have to show it as a quotation else you can be arraigned or indicted for improper conduct. Let’s make this example; you wake up in the morning and bring a newspaper from the shop and upon opening it, you are met by a comment and the commenter put things roughly and add derogatory words to it, be a story etc. and insults people but in the end put your photo to his name. Everybody who knows you will associate you with what is written on the article like role players in stories, but they might not notice the name of the person commenting but only seeing your photo. Before the mystery is positively cleared your name would have been drawn through the mud and what? The understandable common sense would be to display your real self and hence promote yourself. Who knows, climbing on this bandwagon might be the beginning of the big You.

By: Modiba Kadi

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.

 

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
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Simo Letlojane
The Arrogance of the ANC

I have a rusted nail in my heel, And I am walking proudly with it. Read more...

0 comments 1937 views
Submitted by
Lucille Davids
Zuma has overstayed his welcome

President Jacob Zuma has completely overstayed his welcome on the presidential seat. Proof of this is the loss of votes causing the ANC to lose Johannesburg, the metros. Read more...

0 comments 682 views
Submitted by
Elena Rust
Mentally disabled found naked, fi...

After a struggle of over 30 years with severe mental illness, my sister landed once again in hospital in 2009.  Read more...

0 comments 472 views
Submitted by
Sinawo Bukani
Being Blackish

There are so many things that separate us as people, just simply as human beings. Even when we share the same skin colour, we always find ways to discriminate and isolate ourselves from one another. T Read more...

0 comments 179 views
Submitted by
Lucille Davids
Despicable behaviour from our lea...

The way the so called leaders of our country has been conducting themselves in parliament and rallies is appalling. Read more...

0 comments 761 views
Submitted by
Shona24
Fantastic freaking technology

Breathing in the sea air. Consciously slowing down. Nonchalantly putting my mobile aside to embrace rest entirely.  Read more...

0 comments 640 views
 

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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 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.