THERE is a glaring and blatant prejudice directed at old people
The amazing feats of pugilists like George Foreman only marvelled at when they occur, but are soon forgotten (just this past weekend a 48-year- old boxer performed an amazing feat).
Not to mention inventors and sought-after brains in science and economics. In most cultures, to live to a ripe old age is regarded as a blessing. But due to materialism and the disapproving and denial of the existence of God, old people are regarded as nuisances.
Perhaps we can blame technological advances in our age but age and experience don't count for anything.
The choosing of our new mayor despite his advanced age is testimony to recognising this. The bombardment of youth with beautiful bodies and daring acts that we are fed by Hollywood, need to be reversed in the African context and the respect of elders should return and be restored.
Long live "Oom Ben". I am sure he won't be a Robert Mugabe.
Pat Kondile, New Brighton