Salamina Mosese slams suggestions that black people are 'lazy'

09 May 2018 - 08:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Actress Salamina Mosese said the effects of Apartheid are still visible.
Actress Salamina Mosese said the effects of Apartheid are still visible.
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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.

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. 

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 8pm. She said their children despised them for never being home but they had to work for their familie's survival.

When one tweep brought up how the spatial 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 everyday! My heart breaks, especially for the women and kids," Lexi added.

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

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

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

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