Let us respect human life
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.