Rainbow diversity Update South Africa

By: crunchgodabruinknees



The Perils of a South African Vacation

If you are planning a vacation, may I suggest some place other than the rainbow utopia of post-Apartheid South Africa?

Guests at a holiday resort in northern KwaZulu-Natal had to be evacuated after an armed mob stormed the grounds and vandalised facilities [on December 21].

It is understood that the people, numbering in the hundreds and many of whom were armed with pangas, had pulled down a perimeter fence before swarming the Natal Spa resort near Vryheid.

That’s why walls are needed, not fences.

Pangas are machetes. The mob also wielded knobkerries, which are heavy wooden clubs with a knob on one end.

Police sources said the mob had threatened staff members, warning them to vacate their posts or face violence.

Guests were transported from the resort under guard while police negotiated with the mob.

When the police negotiate with a mob, the mob has already won.

As for the reason for the attack, manager Henk Barnard reported “rumors that the crowd was unhappy about the dismissal of certain staff [and] others were unhappy that they are not employed.”

In some cultures, those who seek employment fill out applications or send in résumés. But Africa has its own customs.

Encouragingly, 28 members of the mob were actually arrested.

If you really want to see African wildlife, stick to the safari tours. Staying at a holiday resort could be dangerous.

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