These unruly and barbaric criminal acts at our schools are very disturbing. In most instances, these ugly things happen in former Model C schools. Not to say they don't happen in the townships, but I can assure you that at least 80percent of those happen in those Model C schools.
Some of the factors are that the kids lose their cultural values and adopt new behaviour. All this happens in the name of change and transformation. Yes, we do need changes, but overdoing it is something else. Some children cannot even pronounce their African names, they're too big headed.
Just go to shopping malls or Ghandi Square. Get into a bus full of these kids and listen to their conversations and how they speak.
As a former taxi driver, I know what I'm talking about, I used to ferry them to various schools. Who are you to tell them what to say or talk about?
One thing I know is that if you don't know where you're coming from, you won't know where you're going to. The programmes they watch on TV and the kind of music they listen to are also some of the contributing factors to their deeds.
The young ones have adopted western "culture" as if they know where it came from, and in turn, become too (white) westernised.
To all the parents: please wake-up and do something.
Mandla Tshabalala, Protea Glen