Black lives still cheap

Sunday World - - Opinion -

WHY is the Os­car Pis­to­rius trial wast­ing our tax money? Is it be­cause a white woman was killed? So many black people were killed in Marikana for a liv­ing wage.

The Marikana killings did not at­tract so much me­dia at­ten­tion. Does that mean one white woman ’ s life is more im­por­tant than so many black lives lost in Marikana? Are black lives cheap?

It ’ s a shame that we are still not im­por­tant in our coun­try, un­der a black govern­ment.

The trend of for­get­ting our atroc­i­ties too soon is still with us.

That is why we are no more united as be­fore.

We are not even protest­ing against ir­re­spon­si­ble spend­ing and un­just laws such as e-tolls.

I love the com­po­si­tion of our govern­ment, but I can­not tol­er­ate un­nec­es­sary ex­pen­di­ture of tax­pay­ers ’ money. Clif­ford Shongwe

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