Opinion: We just don't value lives in South Africa

702's Xolani Gwala says South Africa must treat all lives equally.

Gwala's comment follows the death of 29 illegal miners after an explosion at a disused mine in the Free State.

We just don't value lives in South Africa. Once we change that attitude I think we will be able to address this scourge of violence.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

We need some sort of moral regeneration where we start taking life seriously.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

It doesn't matter that you are an illegal miner or you are not a South African. One life lost is one too many.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

We need to change our minds and start to believe that there is no life that is cheaper than the other. We should preserve and look after all life equally.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

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