Pontsho Pilane is an unfortunate product of South Africa’s education system, and who calls herself a so-called “health journalist” with political views, like most South African journalists with delusions of grandeur. Who started her writing career for The Daily Vox a trashy online publication that is more about pushing political agendas than actually reporting on the facts. They are the same type of people in our current education system that believes #ScienceMustFall. And who are currently making getting an education at many of South Africa’s universities with the #FeesMustFall almost impossible. So like many other vocal journalists she decided to take to Facebook and post this:
So judging by everything she has said in her above post we can basically surmise that if we want to save South Africa, people like Pontsho Pilane can stick their finger up their ass play the blame game and demand from others to make the change happen. Instead of getting off their own asses and make the change happen. But then again these are the same people who still blame apartheid that ended 22 years ago for their current failures. Fail in your studies? Must be apartheid’s fault. Water shortages? Must be apartheid’s fault. Eskom, SABC and South African Airways failing? Must be apartheid’s fault. A generation of people raised to have zero accountability and take zero responsibility for their own actions.
No surprise though these are the same people who voted the ANC into power and keep them in power with every election. A corrupt, incompetent government that is a reflection of the society that voted it into power. But hey let’s not blame our incompetent and corrupt government for South Africa’s social problems, but rather blame so-called “white privilege” and a movement that ended 22 years ago. Though the irony is not lost on me when people like Pontsho Pilane talk about “white privilege” using her latest laptop/smartphone to tweet and post articles on Facebook, wearing those nice clothes of her. When 20% of South Africa live in extreme poverty and 45%, which means you Pontsho Pilane you are more privileged that 65% of South Africa. Irony much?
[Editorial Note:] I really wanted to pick apart her Facebook post, but it would be going for the lowest hanging fruit. There are far more pressing issues that need to be addressed in our country first, like our corrupt government, water, food and electricity shortages. Not to mention our financial status being downgraded to “junk” status. But leave it to a South African feminist to show us the “real” burning issues that need to be fixed in our country.