Laziness should be thrown away

2017-06-22 06:01

It’s sad that since the 1994 democratic elections, people have turned out to be lazy and want everything for mahala.

Even those who can afford to improve themselves and bring change to their families and communities keep calling municipalities to fix things they can do themselves without spending a cent.

They blame and want municipalities or cops to attend to everything. I would like to single out the story, “Bottles stop rain from ruining house”, about the family who did not fix their roof and went to the extent of taking the matter to the media. Did bottles ever fix the leaking roof? They aren’t even asking for help to get the leak fixed, but rather keep putting up bottles, the one after the other to keep scooping the water out. This is unnecessary, as opposed to them cutting grass or getting corrugated iron to really fix the problem.

Making a noise at the municipality will not result in an immediate solution and by the time help comes, their furniture will be badly damaged. And, as soon as that happens, they again will start crying for furniture donations.

Babini Tshemese via email

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