Language battle taking us backwards
THERE is an unfortunate tendency in South Africa to pick fights overlanguage. This is particularly evident in Gauteng, where different languages are spoken.
Simply put, some population groups/tribes think they are better than others. Instead of building for a prosperous future, these people are destroying all our great leaders fought for. They fought for our dignity, but now we turn against each other. Instead of supporting each other, we stab each other in the back.
We refuse to take responsibility for our actions, and circumstances. Instead of striving for peaceful coexistence, we are always looking to blame others. We should strive to treat each other with courtesy, no matter what language we speak, because at the end of the day – whether we like it or not – we are all one.
Instead of wasting our energy squabbling about language, I urge everyone to direct it at those things that will change all of our lives for the better. Meshack Mathe Bevhula Vosloorus