Sunday World

A LOOTA CONTINUA ... SO DOES COVIVI

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Shwa is watching the Covid-19 infection rates even more closely in Kwazulu-natal and Gauteng following the super-spreader events of the past few weeks.

It sends shivers down my spine that the looting was going on as if South Africans did not have enough problems.

Some blamed their criminal behaviour on hunger as they stole sound systems. Shwashwi was devastated because stealing fridges and sneakers has nothing to do with hunger.

Shwa spotted a man stealing two bicycles for what one can only assume are his kids. Shwa wondered where he would claim he bought them.

Imagine Thuso Mbedu having to explain to fellow actors why a grown man was carrying a pig on his back. There’s no way you can improve a response on these scenes of madness we saw this week.

Folk who have always wanted to be on television stole TV sets, forcing them into the cars smaller than their loot. Shwa is glad to hear that some community associatio­ns were returning the stolen property. It is indeed true that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”.

Tell me, why did they rob a sex shop? An old man walking around with a stolen sex toy is not a sight we want to see. This was stranger than the comments Somizi Mhlongo makes on Idols SA.

These looters even stripped a surgery. I suppose they were trying to find tools to look like their favourite celebritie­s who have allegedly been under the knife, like hotties Khanyi Mbau and Bonang Matheba.

What was even more disturbing were the cops who were looting. Were they looking for the Louis Vuitton store to look like their boss and fashion icon Police Minister Bheki Cele?

Even trucks arrived to loot an appliance factory. How hideous was it to look at men who looked like Santa carrying fridges on their backs.

It was embarrassi­ng to see how many people bragged on social media, filming themselves eating cakes, if not showing off half-a-bottle store’s worth of liquor in their lounge – a sight that would send Zodwa Wabantu straight to rehab just when she thinks she has a handle on her alcohol problem.

One thing Shwa can say is: easy come, easy go, but your phuza face from the stolen alcohol will not be that easy to go. What a sad week in South Africa.

 ??  ?? How do we explain to the younger generation the behaviour of old men who stole expensive couches and beds in the name of poverty?
How do we explain to the younger generation the behaviour of old men who stole expensive couches and beds in the name of poverty?
 ??  ?? This week’s events in Kwazulu-natal and Gauteng will likely contribute to an increase in Covid-19 infection rates in the next few weeks.
This week’s events in Kwazulu-natal and Gauteng will likely contribute to an increase in Covid-19 infection rates in the next few weeks.
 ??  ?? Many claimed they were looting because of poverty but stole chairs.
Many claimed they were looting because of poverty but stole chairs.

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