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Salamina Mosese: Black people don’t work hard enough

Salamina Mosese shared an observation that left her saddened when she realised that despite the flocks of black people already up and about before the crack of dawn, there are still suggestions that they don’t “work hard enough”.

One only has to wait at a taxi rank at any township at 4 am in the morning to see people already up and about. If you have, it probably doesn’t shock you because it’s a norm.

Salamina Mosese

However, Salamina spoke up about how unfair it is that many people leading different lives often have the audacity to say black people are lazy.

https://twitter.com/salaminaM/status/993376152281632768

The tweeted was flooded with responses with many tweeps sharing similar stories illustrating the daily strife and hard work of black people.

One tweep said she knew people who leave their houses at 4 am and only make it home after 8 pm. She said their children despised them for never being home but they had to work for their families survival.

When one tweep brought up how the spatialĀ development planning was part of the apartheid strategy to keep black people in disadvantaged positions, he touched Salamina.

“I don’t think the apartheid government was too concerned about that…there is so much that still needs to be addressed. They weren’t lying when they said, the effects of that system would still be felt for years to come…” Salamina wrote.

Reality TV star Lexi also lent her voice to the post, agreeing that watching black hard working mothers and children was a heartbreaking sight for her every morning.

“I see them every day! My heart breaks, especially for the women and kids,” Lexi added.

While it’s worth a mention that there have been great changes in SA since 1994, the struggles of back people are still very real.

The observation by Salamina is a reality most black still live in.

Things will get better… we live in SA after all: The land of possibilities.

Source: Timeslive

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