- One man’s social media post struck a chord with South Africans as he revealed the challenges many face in getting to work timeously
- The post explains that some leave the house at 4am but may still get to work late due to issues with the public transport system
- The eye-opening message has been liked nearly 6,000 times
Zama Titi shared a touching post via Facebook recently, which touches on the challenges faced by many commuters.
Titi is the founder of BiD-Me and the Managing Partner at Muluma Consulting Engineers.
He reveals that many impoverished South Africans are forced to leave their homes at 4am every morning to get to work by 8am.
The post explains that commuters need to deal with crime, unforgiving queues and overloaded public transport on a daily basis.
He urges those in power to think twice about reprimanding staff for being late as it often is not due to poor time management, but rather due to circumstances beyond their control.
Titi explains: “When you scold them for being late - they smile and say it won't happen again! All they mean is that tomorrow - they will get up at 03h00.”
The post includes photos of overcrowded trains and urges fellow South Africans to be kind.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the touching post struck a chord with many as it’s received nearly 6,000 likes thus far.
Thabo Mlangeni said, “The privileged few will never understand unless they too walk in these uncomfortable shoes.”
Sibahle Mandondo added: “Mouthful and straight to the point.”
Nosiphiwo Nkowane Thu said, “I remember 10 years ago i would be dressed to the nines to catch a 6am bus to Sandton. Ndileqe ibus ndinxibe iipumps ze R60. Get inside a full bus, travel an hour to Sandton standing. Squashed, packed. But you get to the office, put on ur high heels, smile and look like the rest of your peers. Everyday! Winter was worse. I never forget to greet and say thank you the ladies in the office coz i realise they still ran just to make sure i have a clean cup for my tea. And clean toilets. Isende lendlela.”
Mzi Dondolo Zama said, “These are life realities my brother. It's hard to be a black person.”
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