Apartheid has been the scapegoat for much of what is wrong with our country today however regrettably Corona sees no colour nor past… and it is coming for our people
Have you walked down the streets of Alexandra or similar townships that the luxury of having your neighbour at bay of 2m is only for the rich? Twenty plus years ago should have prepared our greatest commodity – that being our labour force with better homes and services. South Africans living in townships will be worst affected with cramped taxis and taxi ranks with no choice for the commuters to be placed like pawns for a battle.
Many have a poor nutrimental diet with high starch meals, very little fresh fruit and vegetables. We should be heartbroken as a majority of our people are put to be sacrificed by this pandemic. Much of what has been advised by the government is the washing of hands and social distancing. However, it must have been twenty years or so since our celebrity politicians visited the townships to realise that some don’t have clean running water nor physically able to distance themselves due to the cramp living conditions.
During the SONA and private functions we see our millionaire politicians who made their wealth after coming to office. It is only a handful of whom actually built their wealth from their ingenuity, yet they have forgotten the plight of our people. Apartheid has been the scapegoat for much of what is wrong with our country today however regrettably Corona sees no colour nor past… and it is coming for our people!
So definitely the stats on victims affected by the government far outweigh the COVID-19. You have placed many of our people in dire straits and without consideration for their welfare, do you believe that the majority could actually afford the testing of COVID 19?
Yesterday the President declared the country as a national disaster. Mr Ramaphosa eloquently articulated the consequences of the COVID-19 virus. Despite the logical and common-sense approach we see a failure to understand the plight of our people in townships.
It is recommended that interaction is at 6ft apart, handshakes to be replaced by an elbow touch. Most essentially that the washing of hands for 20 seconds on a regular basis is encouraged to stopping the spread of the virus.
Alas, Mr President through issues of poverty, some live in homes surrounded by neighbours in less than 2ft. The Ugu Region on the South Coast have watched their town destroyed by alleged negligence of the local municipality, many are left without clean water.
The state of the Nation was already a disaster. Now with COVID-19 the issues are acutely life-threatening, and we don’t believe you actually are able to truthfully know the numbers infected for to undergo a test would cost approximately R1200 per person and if you hadn’t noticed it is an average of two-weeks’ income despite your delusional minimum wage.
So definitely the stats on victims affected by the government far outweigh the COVID-19. You have placed many of our people in dire straits and without consideration for their welfare.