From gangster to celebrity

It is true that South Africans glorify criminals and thugs more than they do law-abiding citizens. Joseph Kgomo said it correctly in Sowetan on March 13 that "criminals are respected more than honest, hardworking, and law-abiding professionals".

It is true that South Africans glorify criminals and thugs more than they do law-abiding citizens. Joseph Kgomo said it correctly in Sowetan on March 13 that "criminals are respected more than honest, hardworking, and law-abiding professionals".

That was confirmed by Zero to Hero casting agency when they hired Moleboheng Molotsane, pictured, to feature in one of their new TV series.

For those who do not know or remember Moleboheng; she is the alleged fraudster who tried to defraud the presidency of thousands of rands to fund her lavish wedding.

Before that Moleboheng was just a former employee in the president's office, but because she used the president's office letterhead for her wedding bookings she will now be a celeb and our children are going to look up to her as role model.

It was not surprising that kwaito musician Sgonondo lied about being a jailbird because he knew that being a former prisoner will up his sales. What a shame.

What kind of future leaders are we expecting if the entertainment industry portrays a picture that says to make it in that industry you have to be a former gangster, robber or fraudster?

Kedibone Sekhwela, Tembisa

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