Let us re­spect hu­man life

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDI­TOR — Soul Jah Love’s ac­ci­dent has been top­i­cal on the in­ter­net and the pub­lic has al­ready ruled against him in a heinous dis­play of un­in­formed judg­ment.

Some are quizzing on whether or not the dance­hall chanter was in­tox­i­cated be­fore they even in­quire on his well­be­ing.

Such sen­sa­tion­al­i­sa­tion of ill-fated events is unAfrican and shame­ful. At a time we should be sym­pa­this­ing with the young man some are in­sin­u­at­ing that the crash was de­lib­er­ate on the artist’s side.

Same ap­plies to the po­lice of­fi­cer who was re­port­edly run over by a com­muter om­nibus in Eastlea, Harare. Peo­ple even went as far as post­ing com­ments show­ing sat­is­fac­tion on the ter­ri­ble event.

What hap­pened to the spirit of ubuntu which Africans are renowned for? If cel­e­brat­ing an­other per­son’s down­fall is one of the el­e­ments ac­com­pa­nied with civil­i­sa­tion, maybe our old ways of life were bet­ter.

A line has to be drawn on the ex­tent to which we can speak our minds with­out show­ing the in­sen­si­tive el­e­va­tion of our so­ci­ety. Robert Ngawo.

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