A protester in Soshanguve, Pretoria accidentally burned down a row of shacks yesterday after mistaking one of them for a local primary school.
According to a report in the Tshwane Observer, 32-year-old Small-page Bhembe threw a petrol bomb into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze a residential property. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground, lighting up 49 more shacks joined to it.
“TSHWANE FIRE DEPARTMENT TOLD ME THEY WERE TOO BUSY WITH OTHER FIRES TO COME HELP,” HE LAMENTED. “I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. I MEAN WE PAY THESE PEOPLE’S SALARIES! WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU’RE TOO BUSY?
“A BLACK PERSON’S HOUSE BURNS DOWN AND SUDDENLY YOU’RE ‘TOO BUSY’ TO PUT THE FIRE OUT? THIS IS WHAT RACISM IN SOUTH AFRICA LOOKS LIKE.”HE SAID.