Briefly.co.za reported on two township boys who invented a brilliant device to counter loadshedding and South Africans have had a lot to say.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the feel-good story of 2 grade 6 pupils who designed a genius bag that lights up without electricity.
The boys, Jabulo Ndlovu and Vusi Musi, hail from Ratanda Township in Gauteng but their brilliant invention has caught the attention from South Africans across the nation.
A sign of the impact the news made was that the post was liked nearly 3 000 times with a host of comments.
Numerous wonderful comments were sent from impressed South Africans.
Ayesha Salie said, “Wow your parents should be very proud of you and so the whole of South Africa. Amazing guys you are truly a very great asset to your community. May you just grow from strength to strength and may you be bless with a meaningful and prosperous life. Go and reach for the Stars the world is your Oasis.”
Jessica Bezuidenhout added, “It is a marvelous invention! Well done you 2! I will definitely buy one when you patent it. It will be a great contribution to a lot of lives! So proud of you youngsters! Go big and don't let anything hold you back from your great futures!”
Lindiwe Mkwanazi also said, “It's refreshing to see young people doing great things like this,well done boys keep it up.”
Briefly.co.za noted some controversial responses as well.
Bulelwa Sokabo responded to the above comment: “Really is that necessary? Why everything is about race or colour, we always takes things and change them into something else, this is about two young boys who did something good and wonderful. Ey ey ey, long walk.”
Japie Snr Malan wasn’t impressed and claimed the idea was stolen from a different country.
Mendu Phanya cautioned: “Do not take them to Europe that invention will change name & surname to something else. Government take these boys to the struggling Eskom.”
Smiley Petersen expressed her concerns as well: “Seems fake.”
Bulelwa Sokabo shared some wise words to the pessimists out there.
He said, “Those who said this was not done here in mzansi, did you read the story first before you comment, or you just commented, this was done in jhb in fountain five in Ratana. Go read the story, or you don't believe in your country and the people that they can produce something like this.”
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