henrymakow.com – Aug 9, 2020
“Suddenly we all became criminals and for the first time, we had a taste of how Apartheid might have been like.”
by South African Black Woman — (henrymakow.com)
The coronavirus lockdowns have affected us in various ways as Black people in South Africa.
The freedom was heavily restricted to an extent that one had feared to go out and buy essential foods because of the curfew that was in place. We were not even allowed to jog on the road, suddenly we all became criminals and for the first time, we had a taste of how Apartheid might have been like.
Most importantly, was the loss of jobs, salary ring-fencing, and labor down-sizing. A lot of people in the townships starved. The government promised them UIF which appeared to have drawbacks in terms of administration. The government introduced food parcels to the Black communities and boy, the corruption there! The poorest could not get their hands on food parcels because the counselors gave their friends. Some elites stile these parcels for resale.