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Africa is prosecuted for a crime it did not commit
In this file photo illegal electricity connections were removed in some part of Mamelodi East township sections. In their Africa Energy Outlook 2022 key findings, the International Energy Agency (IEA) mentions that 600 million people, which is 43% of the total population, lack access to electricity.Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)
By Princess Mthombeni
It was on a Monday evening when I received a text message from my despairing friend, notifying me of her whereabouts.
She was at the court to rescue her little brother, who got arrested for “being in possession of a stolen cellphone”.
Apparently, the brother was at a local pub with his friend, having a great time. Then a friend decided to show him his new cellphone.
Like any good friend, he (brother) ecstatically took the cellphone and started scrolling through it, checking out some ‘cool’ features. Whilst at it, the police walked in, and the friend instantaneously escaped, leaving behind my friend’s brother, who, at that time, had this cellphone in his hand. As the saying goes, the rest is history.
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