OPINION: Kath and Joe’s funerals, a tale of hairstyles

2017-04-06 06:03
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My TakeThobile Ndzube

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I greet you in the name of peace and tranquillity.

Why, you may ask.

Akupholanga eMzantsi these days and this is a culmination of events of the past week.

If I was a political analyst or commentator I would have a field day regarding the aftermath of the decisions of our president.

I leave that to politicians to deal with and time will tell.

In the midst of all of this ruckus we bade farewell to two prominent figures in our country.

I also bid farewell to a long time friend, brother and schoolmate, Derrick Mpumelelo ‘Bubbles’ Mathe.

You were a true brother to me. May you rest well as you join those who preceded you to the realm of the unknown.

Uncle Ahmed Mohammed Kathrada and Joe “Sdumo” Mafela.

Their respective funerals reminded me of the book by Charles Dickens called a Tale of Two Cities.

Kathy’s funeral was so simple yet august.

There were no VIP or VVIP guests as if it is some fashion parade, with the attendant extravagant dress code. I bet salons did not make a killing this time.

In contrast, Joe’s funeral was full of glitz and glamour, topped up by extravagance.

This has become a norm at our funerals.

In these trying times and especially now that our country has been downgraded to junk status, we need to cut on costs.

However, if you have the means then go wild and splash your bling.

Strange as it may sound, others don’t attend certain funerals because their hair or make-up is out of place.

Hewethu awuyelanga kunconywa esifihlweni! Uyokuthi ndlela ntle qha!

Let me end off by cautioning that people act responsibly tomorrow at the planned shutdown! Peace and harmony!

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