Even poor have responsibilities: iLIVE
What is happening in Makhaza seems a typical development in our country of late, but it is more a tragicomedy than a saga ("Toilet resentment lingers", January 20).
It's a development entrenched by the civil disobedience culture created during the 1970s and 1980s, and encouraged by our constitution, whereby everyone has "rights", but nobody seems to have any duties or responsibilities, the latter being relegated to state organs, the administration and ultimately, government.
The photograph of the toilet enclosure is a classic, whether intended or not. The photographer captured the very essence of "demand" by those who exploit our system to the hilt.
The person whose toilet it is may not possess the means to fix "shortcomings", but has obviously more than enough money to pay for satellite TV. Personal gratification has become the norm above all.
Who would wish to deny the less prosperous little luxuries, like DStv?
In the end, though, relying on and unashamedly demanding from the administration to "deliver" while gratifying one's pleasures will end in chaos.