Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
2 Jan 2020
6:23 am

Just no to fireworks marking New Year’s with a bang

Brian Sokutu

Displays are beautiful and make great photographs. But I have had enough of the madness.

Brian Sokutu.

With people having made their 2020 resolutions – marking the start of a new year – in my neighbourhood of Kempton Park, some locals do not seem to have quite moved on. There you hear the deafening sound of fireworks, struggling to distinguish between the firecracker or a gunshot, due to a loud bang. When I was younger, I use to be a big fan of fireworks, bought for us by my dad to celebrate the dawn of New Year’s Day. Nowadays, not anymore, because fireworks have lost its true meaning. Just take a walk through downtown Johannesburg and you...