Dancing on the dead not on

2016-02-11 06:00

Nowadays, mourners tend to turn funerals into places of fun and celebrations.

People’s consciences are dead. Some of us go to funerals not to mourn the dead but to look for women.

Yes, it is good to search for love but not at the graveyard or at a funeral.

Some come to finalise deals with their business partners while others come to revive old friendships with long-lost friends.

The modern crop of young people have lost their cultural identity; they bring cooler boxes to funerals and the latest car just as a show off.

There are only a few people who attend funerals to pay their last respects to the departed. Some mourners only come to funerals to enjoy the food and then disperse to their respective homes, forgetting about those who were bereaved.

I’d like to humbly request Black people to abide by their cultural values. Graveyardss are not platforms for us to perform, or a place to dance and drink booze! If we don’t respect our own culture, who will?

Mkhululi Titi Samora

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