South Africans

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South Africans: We are UNITED despite the current chaos in the country

South Africans armed with brooms took to the streets to clean up the devastation of the aftermath caused by the violent looting and protests.

South Africans

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The message was clear on Wednesday – We are UNITED despite the current chaos in the country.

South Africans of all races came out in their numbers on Wednesday to start cleaning the devastation of the aftermath caused by the violent looting and protests in the past week.


Photo: Facebook
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And this was just the beginning.

With Mandela Day on Sunday, 18 July 2021, these Proud to be South Africans will be out in full force to clean the affected areas.

A Facebook Group, Rebuild KZN was created on Wednesday and one of the posts read:

“Let’s rise up and show the rest of the world what SOUTH AFRICANS are really made of and how we truly are a nation that stands for reconciliation, peace, FORGIVENESS and rebuilding.

“On Sunday let’s get our gloves on (and by gloves I mean cleaning gloves not boxing) armed with our brooms and our bin bags and let’s head out to a business or a mall near to us that’s been annihilated this week.

“Let’s start picking up the pieces, cleaning up, fixing up and repairing what has been broken.

“Let’s LEAD by our ACTIONS and our EXAMPLE with hearts of forgiveness and kindness.

“Let’s show our country, our communities and those that have lost so much this week that we support them and we are with them.

“Let’s also show those who have turned to criminality in the past few days that we are HUMBLE enough to not only forgive them but to clean up their mess and trail of destruction.

“I’m averse to Facebook and social media is definitely not my superpower but how awesome would it be if we spread the word enough to positively impact even just our community of Hillcrest and show up on Sunday, even if just for a mere 67 minutes and Honour the legacy of our beloved MADIBA by using the time to start a movement of REBUILDING & RESTORING what has been destroyed in the past few days.

“I cannot imagine how those that have had their stores, business’s and workshops ransacked must be feeling. How totally overwhelmed and heartbroken they must be and where do they even begin?

“LET US BEGIN FOR THEM and start with cleaning up on Sunday.

“Wear your masks, sanitize of course be safe but right now the risks to our local businesses and their well-being far outstrips any COVID risks.

“BBC and broadcasters want footage! Let’s give them some footage of the REAL hearts of those who love this country and want it restored not just coverage of devastation and brokenness.
“Let’s give those oversees investors, tourists and everybody watching our country now HOPE AND CONFIDENCE in our beautiful land and show them that SOUTH AFRICA will overcome this.”

Jules Vidas

Click here if you want to be part of this initiative.

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