Outrage over Qunu's prep to host visitors

2013-07-11 13:14
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Cape Town - As iconic statesman Nelson Mandela lies ailing in Pretoria Heart Hospital, residents of Qunu, the Eastern Cape village he calls home, are ready to receive an influx of visitors should he pass away. 

According to a report in the Cape Argus villagers have been preparing to rent out their houses - and their horses - to visitors when Nelson Mandela is buried at his homestead there.

The article mentions a number of people who have been revamping their homes to rent out rooms, fixing up their cars to offer transportation - a rare commodity in the town - and even shoeing their horses. 

The report was met with mixed feelings from News24 readers. Take a look what people had to say and tell us your opinion in the comment section below. 

Christina Setloboko - THIS IS JUST SOOO insensitive of them, Mandela is not dead yet people are making money out of his death, sies they have no shame, after all that Mandela has done for people of S.Africa, this is what they have to show. Nxa

Carol Seymour - Pretty scary and insensitive that people have the nerve to "cash in" on someone's death... this is a total disgrace!!! what on earth has this world become???

Bt Muthwa - unsympathetic ,unAfrican and satanic is how i can describe the people who anticipate a business venture while our noblest statemen lies ill in hospital

Virginia Fry - I think that anyone who wants to make a fast buck out of the death of probably the most humble but steadfast(in his fight for equality in S.Africa) man the world has ever seen is to be utterly despised! Shame on you, and I hope your actions rebound and cause you to suffer. I am white and have been granted citizenship, having lived in 2 other African countries when they were undergoing civil warfare. Madiba deserves the UTMOST respect from ALL people!

Granny - I don't think it is insensitive, lets be honest, Mandela is going to die soon - these are the poor people of his heart, not the money grabbing already rich family ! I think he would be happy that his people can make something out of this, lets face it the people who will be flooding to his hometown can afford it.

Sylvester Mazinyane - I think they are in the right direction and want to make the event benefit the people of Qunu forward. .. Utata would love to see them prosper from an idea

Vigil Siphoro - What Qunu residents are doing is pretty normal. Isn't it normal to prepare and be proactive? The grave is being prepared already, can we say that it is insensitive. We have to accept that it is 'utterly imminent' now that the 'end' is near for our beloved Hero. Let us accept it, keep on praying for the family and our beloved country to accept God's will. 

Nomhle - That is very cruel of them to prepare tata Madiba's funeral while we in Gauteng we are busy praying for him to be better. What are they going to do with those millions after they got them? Buphi uBuntu? They should be ashamed of themselves. Very very disappointed what kind of a society are?

Hendrick - I find it odd that people are already hoping to make money out Nelson Mandela's funeral. Just shows how low we have sunk as Africans. Money has become the new culture and the new religion to our people. Are people going to be disappointed if Mandela does live against the expectations of many? Whatever happened to human conscience and humanity!

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