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Let's not hide behind 'culture' over immorality

By unknown | Feb 03, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

LET US not use "culture" as an excuse for immoral behaviour.

LET US not use "culture" as an excuse for immoral behaviour.

For a married man to sleep and impregnate several women is immoral. For him to have many children out of wedlock is also immoral and irresponsible, even if he later decides to marry the mothers of these children.

Culture is a dynamic process that borrows and discards along the way as society changes.

Polygamy of long ago was practised by those who had many cattle to support their wives and children.

They certainly did not expect the taxpayer to support their brood in the process.

For the leader of a country to sleep around is wrong. He certainly has no right to advise the youth about responsible behaviour.

The country is in the throes of a pandemic spread by the sexual misbehaviour of men bedding several women without proper protection and we have our President Jacob Zuma doing the same!

If indeed the Constitution states that the taxpayer has to support this ever-growing "ménage" the constitution should be revised, soon .

I feel sorry for the women who put themselves in such situations when they could work and support themselves instead of sharing a man.

In a stable marriage the children thrive when both parents are present, have self-respect and respect for each other, and play an active part in their upbringing.

One of the things that is wrong with our country is the number of children brought up by single mothers while the fathers are busy making more children.

So let us take steps to clean up our society and set good morals if we want this country to grow.

I do not say this because I am a Christian or believe in any god. Morality, good behaviour and social responsibility are not the monopoly of believers only.

R Tuelo Leteane,



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