2016-01-06 07:40


Good Morning

I hope that this letter finds you in good health

I am extremely sorry. I was always told to respect my elders and speak to anyone and everyone I meet with honor and generosity. I was told to be helpful. I was told to say Ma’am and Sir when I speak to people. I was told to treat everyone equally and most importantly I was told to choose the people I want around me by considering their values, attitude, personality and sincerity. My parents instilled these morals and values into me. I love my parents for that because they allowed me to grow into someone I am proud to be. However I feel sad thinking about your family. It dissapoints me to think that your children wont be so fortunate. It is horrible to think that your innocent son or daughter will be fed with racism. Its sad to think that your bad habits and silly way of thinking will be passed on to your children until they encounter some form of an intervention.

I am so glad that Sibusiso Leope and Shaka Sisulu filed criminal injuria charges , we do not have time for a person with such a weak and flawed mind set like this in our country. I think we all can say we have removed the chains of apartheid and now we are working towards reconcilliation while working on having a progressive country and a well run economy. As much as I dislike racists, I think I was dissapointed at you more than angry. Dissapointed that a woman who has aged under the South African sun can be so naïve and foolish. It is absolutely pathetic to make comments like that. This underlying racism is what will tear us apart as a country, the fact that you could come out and apologize for something you posted up on Facebook shocks me. It is almost impossible to make a mistake or phrase something incorrectly on a platform like Facebook. Next time try apologizing without reaffirming the very thing you are apologizing for. You meant what you posted and that hurts. It hurts because one act by a silly woman can affect our country in so many ways. CNN covered the story on their website so now millions of people all around the world will reconsider investing in our country, tourists will now decide to go to countries in South America instead of South Africa. Our people will start doubting the rainbow nation. My issue isnt with the racism of older generation because they will die out, it’s the lessons and sense of white priviledge they will teach their offsprings that will cause us to move in the wrong direction.

Mrs Penny Sparrow, I can not hold you accountable. You don’t know better, you were brought up in the system that you plan on bringing up your children in and the very same system you will try and force your grandchildren in. It is not as if you can differientate between right and wrong when all you know is the latter. Your issue is simple, you are uneducated, I hope that you gain the knowledge needed to make better decisions in the future. I hope that you gain the knowledge needed to actually make an apology that you are sincere about.

Zareef Minty

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