Lady asks peeps to respect families and wait to post RIP statuses

Lady asks peeps to respect families and wait to post RIP statuses

- Technology and social media forms a big part of society and people often post images of those who have passed on as their statuses

- Twitter user @_Laone_ has now asked those who post those statuses to wait for a while before sharing the news

- The reason behind this is so family members have adequate time to inform loved one's about the deaths

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@_Laone_ shared a screenshot of a status regarding death to Twitter. The person who wrote the status pleads with people to wait before posting a "RIP" status about the deceased. The reasoning behind this being that family might not know about the death.

The person also shared their own experience of losing their father. According to the post, the person was at a friend's house when their family stated they would be picking them up. Before the family arrived, two people had called asking what had happened to the person's father.

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Their heart sank as the realisation that their father had passed on had hit them. @_Laone_ shared the screenshot in hopes that people would change the way they handle posts about death.

Lady asks peeps to wait before posting the "RIP status"

This young lady shared a screenshot of a post regarding posting "RIP" statuses and the importance of waiting. Image: @_Laone
Source: Twitter

Take a look at @_Laone_'s tweet below:

Many tweeps shared their own stories of finding out about the death of a loved one through people who weren't family. Below are some of the responses she received:

@Mayvess2 said:

"The same happened to me. Literally, we were sitting with my aunt having a laugh. My aunt knew that my dad had gotten into an accident but was waiting for someone to confirm it. Motho nje just decided no let me call Mav. I won't lie even called my dad's cell cause I was confused."

@RoriiZa wrote:

"I was at work, my dad called me to come straight home and not go to my place (also made up some story), logs on to WhatsApp, my mom's pictures on statuses with RIPs... I was in the taxi to home when finding out."
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@tseremani26 tweeted:

"The same happened to my sister. Her daughter that she saw in the morning was dead on a church member's WhatsApp status, at that time we were waiting for my sister at home to tell her the news as a family."

SAns have lost many people in 2020, including celebs, and recently paid tribute to 14 famous South Africans who lost their lives last year. Mzansi lost the legendary Mary Twala, soccer star Anele Ngcongca and musician Mshoza, to name a few.

King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation lost his brother Prince Mandla as well as his eldest son Prince Lethukuthula Zulu.

South Africans were also introduced to Gee Six Five last year who gave us the amapiano hit, Obani Labanbantu before sadly passing away.

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