Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Stampede after heist

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by Rapule Moiloa

On the 16th of March, a heist took place in Diepkloof Zone 5 next to Diepkloof Extreme Park.Unfortunately this happens whilst people are at the park and others doing their daily commitments. People were taking money from the money truck that was robbed and while the car that was used in the heist was on fire people were not thinking that they could get burnt if the car explodes.
They were taking money from the truck and others were picking up the money from the ground, this shows how much unemployment and hunger is affecting the majority of people in South Africa.

‘Entertaining ourselves’

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by Rapule Moiloa

These is the story of young boys who have the love to watch drifting and spinning cars. We like watching drifting and spinning cars because these is where our entertainment comes from, since covid 19 started we stopped going to school regularly each day as before, schools in townships are not as schools in the suburbs were learners have all the resources and us no proper resources to use even during these pandemic to help us with our education we are limited with out resources.

Hence we are entertaining ourselves and other people by using bread crates as cars that we pull with strings around our wastes with one friend in the crate, the love comes from watching BMW 328, 3 series in our block entertaining us and that’s where it all begun and one day will have a competition of spinning crates saying these with a smile.

Worry over the use of public transport during lockdown

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by Mmabore Mogashoa

South Africa is in Iockdown level 3, people are being told to adhere to Covid19 rules but problem is,is using public transport safe now? We use public transport for short and long distances and since 2nd wave had started, liquor is not being sold but what about transport that we use every day. People go shopping, to work and visit different places using the public transport but it looks as if government forgot something. There is no social distancing in public transport. Yes people do wear masks but not keeping a safe distance in our public transport can make the pandemic to spread quickly. People open and close doors and windows, sanitizer is being used and sometimes not. Some drivers sanitize you when you get into a taxi and thats it. If 2nd wave is worse government should apply rules everywhere for the safety of the people.

Inequality during lockdown

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By Anonymous

The past days when Ramaphosa was talking about the carefew, ristrictions and other adjustments of the lockdown since South Africa has reached the 1 million mark of cases.
To be honest the law it’s not fair as there are those who can who have more than 50 people at the funeral of a well known person regardless of the ristrictions that were spoken or tabled by Ramaphosa before Xmas of 2020.

We must accept that there is inequality in South Africa be it facing the pandemic or not as people who attended the burial are having after tears which Ramaphosa said it is forbidden and the number of people who attended the burial was over 50 the question is, it because the person is well known or what and if it was someone who is not well known what could have happened for there were no law enforcement monitoring south Africa has a high level of inequality regardless of the pandemic

Break failure causes accident

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by Rapule Moiloa

On Monday 14 December 2020, around 8am a quantum taxi white in colour failed to stop at a stop sign in Meadowlands not far from Meadow point. Three girls who were on their way to school they got knocked by the same taxi and because of fear then the driver of the quantum ran thinking that community members who were around would do something to him but he came back and apologized and the three girls were taken to the hospital. He did not plan for any of these to happen the taxi failed the breaks.

Robbery at south gate mall

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by Rapule Moiloa

When the country was on level 5 the robbing of stores,and all kinds of crimes were less apart from GBV. Yesterday before midday at Southgate Mall next to Naturena an attempted robbery by armed men took place at one of the stores and gun shots were fired and everyone ran away in order to try and find safety for themselves from getting hurt or shot later after few minutes the police and the security company’s arrived at south gate mall and the armed men fled the scene.As lockdown is eased alot is starting to happen and because we are now approaching December that’s when many people will be robbed of their belongings.

Being black is not a sin

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by By Mmabore Mogashoa

My heart is broken
My heart is bleeding
Killed for being black
It’s just a natural color
Something you won’t wash away
Something that does not lose its quality

Only the creator knew why he made others black and others white
One artist even said “Different colors, one people”
Meaning we are all created equally
And equal in the eyes of the creator

Being black is not a sin
Being black doesn’t mean I have no rights

Being black does not mean I am a slave

Being black does not mean I lack intelligence
I am black, that is my nature
I have rights
I am proud of who I am
Racism in 2020?
That is heart breaking
Do you think the world doesn’t belong to blacks too?
Will you survive without us? Well no!
You need to learn to live with us
Respect us
We are humans like you
Does anyone feel threatened by others being black?
George Floyd deserved to live
Why kill him?
Why didn’t they help?

Being black is not a sin
And being black is not a disgrace
It is a gift from the creator

COVID-19 – Its everyone’s responsibility to contain the spread

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By Mmabore Mogashoa

On the 12th of May 2020, I went to Jane Furse in Sekhukhune in South Africa. When I entered one of the shops they checked body temperature, sanitized people’s hands and only those with masks were allowed in. This shows how businesses are ensuring the health and safety of customers and employees. What worries me the most is people who move around the streets without masks. From GaMogashoa to Jane Furse you meet people with no masks and some sitting and enjoying drinks. People should know that it is our responsibility to safeguard our health and it is no time to take COVID-19 for granted. When I got home, I also found children playing and what suprised me is that they used tissues and plastic to make masks while playing. Nevertheless, if children can play and talk about COVID-19, why do adults find it difficult to wear masks.

Tembisa residents defy beer regulations

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by Rapule Moiloa in Vusimuzi Tembisa Ekurhuleni. Moving from one place to another is not the only problem with regard to the lock down failure to adhere with rules and regulations of the lock down is the problem. Since the extension of the lock down, people who brew African beer a.k.a Umqombothi, risk many lives they don’t pay attention to social distancing. Due to the regulation of not selling beer, people have resorted to putting the beer in cold drink containers to disguise.

COVID-19 depriving security forces of their family time

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by Nonkosi in Braamfisher in Soweto…On Monday 12 April four liquor traders were arrested for contravening the Disaster Management Act of 2020 by selling liquor and cigarettes during the lock down. This shows that people are no taking COVID-19 seriously.

One of the soldiers we interfaced with was so frustrated by people of Braamfisher’s behavior. I laughed and said at least you are making money and we SAPS members are getting not anything. He said you are fortunate because you are able to see your family. “I’m home sick and if people don’t listen and behave like this,we will be deployed and stay in our camps till this is over. Money won’t make up for the time lost with our family” said the soldier.
Its the little things that we take for granted that matters more. We are working for long hours forcing people to stay home for their safety. It is unfortunate that street vendors can’t operate their business and the extension of the lock down means that they won’t be able to provide for their families. Every time I go back home I am afraid that I can infect my family. To keep them safe. At least the little that people can do is to stay at home. Nonetheless, I would like to thank our petrol attendants who are rendering services to the essential workers.