I Have Imagined
This Kind of World
If a 50-year-old man could say “grootman” to a teenage boy
What does it say about respect for each other?
If a 36-year-old sister could say “mxhwithe chommie” to a 9-year-old girl
What does it say about women in general?
If a 40-year-old-man could be charmed by the body of a 10-year-old girl
What does it say about men?
If a Grade R child could rape or be a victim of rape
What does it say about our school systems?
If a teenage boy could share a bottle of alcohol with grown-ups
What does that say about grown-ups?
If xenophobia could mean killing our brothers and sisters
What does this say about Africanism?
If a 56-year-old man could rape and kill a 3-month-old baby
What does this say about children’s rights?
If gender-based violence is ignored in our societies
What does this say about societies?
If a 78-year-old granny could be accused of witchcraft
What does this say about education and social understanding?
If the state could be captured
What does it say about government?
If graduates could be jobless and unemployed
What does it say about the future of this country?
If a child could stab a teacher inside the school premises
What does this say about parental teachings?