‘Grave injustice’: The black skin will forever be considered a non-being

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Honingnestkrans Cemetery in Pretoria is among the sites where graves are being prepared for Covid-19 deaths in Gauteng. Picture: Rosetta Msimango/City Press
Honingnestkrans Cemetery in Pretoria is among the sites where graves are being prepared for Covid-19 deaths in Gauteng. Picture: Rosetta Msimango/City Press
Rosetta Msimango/City Press

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It is barely three months since an American Fox News journalist was castigated for spreading fake news when he tweeted: “Tonight I have learnt that 1 million body bags have been delivered to South Africa. It’s estimated that nearly 8.5 million people have Aids or TB in the country, and they are very worried about what’s coming with coronavirus.”

Fake news or not, the country was in a frenzy as news broke about the Gauteng government preparing 1 million graves and as Covid-19 infection numbers go up like the price of protective face masks at a Dis-Chem pharmacy.

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