Tuesday, 27 April 2010

UnFreedom Day

The sun has decided to hide its face on what the ruling party of South Africa call Freedom Day. What is freedom? Abahlali baseMjondolo which means shack dwellers in isiZulu are quoted saying "Once again the poor will be herded into stadiums so that the politicians can tell the people to celebrate their freedom" What freedom when the poor still live in such poverty and the rich politicians live in the lap of luxury. So how did I celebrate my UnFreedom? Well Sam our gardener who lives in a shack came over to my home and we did some maintenance to our house. He went back to his shack and wife with a double days pay. Much better than hanging around on this cold winters day thinking how free you actually not.

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