Picture Of Family Celebrating While Maid Looks On Ignites Debate

A picture of an apparent mother and her children celebrating what looks like a birthday while another woman (supposedly their domestic worker) looks on with a sad face, is going viral on social media in Zimbabwe.

It’s not clear what the source of the picture is and in what exact circumstances it was taken. It’s not even if it’s a real-life picture or a depiction by actors.

The picture has however ignited discussion on the on the plight of some domestic workers in Zimbabwe, who are usually treated with less dignity than the members of the family they work for.

 


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4 comments

  1. fre chit Reply

    this is a matter very close to my heart too. human dignity is inalienable, one should be treated with utmost respect despite their supposed status in society, but no domestic workers in many household are fed on pet food, while the house owners are in pomp and fanfare. i thought the culture had gone with the white man, but those seem like better bosses than our own black skinned colleagues! sad!

  2. Yikho Vele Reply

    adoption of white attitudes toward our own skin folk has only white arrogance in black bodies. in our African culture, servants also get to enjoy the feast. they might not be the main attraction but are made to be firmly part of the celebrations in the course of their duties. flippant arrogance from some proud lady misplacing herself. she could have shown some tact by managing the incident better.

  3. Yikho Vele Reply

    adoption of white attitudes toward our own skin folk has only replicated white arrogance in black bodies. in our African culture, servants also get to enjoy the feast. they might not be the main attraction but are made to be firmly part of the celebrations in the course of their duties. flippant arrogance from some proud lady misplacing herself. she could have shown some tact by managing the incident better. why let that lady into the frame then? flippant b****!

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