Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
30 Jul 2021
7:40 am

Anything positive will do at this point, except a positive Covid test

Marizka Coetzer

If we want a break, could we burn our old ways of thinking, rebuild our vision and endure each other as we adapt to the current situation and keep looking forward?

An aisle at the Shoprite at Ndofaya Mall in Meadowlands, Soweto, is seen during a clean-up operation, 20 July 2021, after rampant looting. Ten people died in a stampede at the shopping centre. Picture: Michel Bega

Could we just have a break? The Covid pandemic over the past year and a half has been like something out of a horror movie on repeat. Except in this horror story, a different monster keeps jumping out from under the bed with a new scare for the already traumatised nation. Whoever or whatever is unpacking Pandora’s box for South Africa should be stopped immediately. We all know what happened when Pandora’s curiosity led her to open a container left in the care of her husband – and it released various physical and emotional curses upon mankind. Sound familiar? From...