Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the year award finalist in three categories 2014: Young journalist of the year, Feature article of the year and Story of the year.
Father, Poet, Journalist at the @TheStar_News and @SaturdayStar in Johannesburg.
This column is Augmented Reality enabled. If you scan the column logo in the newspaper, it will trigger a spoken word video of this article. We are going to sin again. With the energy propelled from the penury we live in. The synergy hollowed in between our empty stomachs and bank accounts. We are going to sin because we Lust for comfortability. Even though we Envy the rich, we have Pride in our nothingness. We have been put down before. We have lived through servitude and oppression.
The air here has grown too thick for our lungs. This place is ugly. It frightens us. But we refused to surrender even when our dust-laced, spider-web infested stomachs always remind us of Nkandla. Dry communal taps near mobile toilets will always remind us of a fire-pool where demons are baptised and angels drown. But we are dreamers. And dreamers live longer. We have been dreaming with our hands. Even in our dreams we seek to expandAnd our RDP’s we extend. We have grown weary of cooking up riots.
Say yes they were protesting against Zuma on Monday. Justification for their mauling still lacks. Like services in their community of gridless, waterless shacks. No water in Cape Town is mass panic. But in many places like the farm of oranges, at the tenth extension in the south of Joburg,They eat that fear for breakfast and wash it down with a glass of air. There is no electricity here. Poverty doesn’t live here, it is the landlord. Their humanity is at the mercy of zinc plates and cardboards.
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