Metro cops have always been my favourite people. I admired their work and most of all the way they dress has always caught my attention. I truly adored them but after what they did, I’m not sure if I still feel the same way about them. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the video clip of Lunga Goodman Nono the blind busker as he was man handled by Metro Cops on St Georges Mall because he exceeded the legal hours in which he is allowed to busk
I never expected that from metro cops but SAPS because brutally and them go hand in hand. I believe what shocked most people wasn’t the fact that metro cops did that but how can they do such a cruel thing to a harmless blind man.
I speak under correction but I believe if Nono was told to back and go because he has exhausted his hours and they explained the bylaw to him that he is now playing beyond his hours in simply language he would have understood. Even if he didn’t pack his stuff and go at first encounter it’s not justified to pin the man on the ground and break his guitar.
Until now I still can’t believe that people can be so cruel and use the powers they hold to abuse the citizens they should save. It’s a disgrace and it leaves a lot to be desired about the country and the people chosen to lead and protect civilians.
As I watched the Nono storyunfold it just reminded me of one thing, we should be grateful in all circumstances. It dawned to me that the man above works in mysterious ways that we will never understand. Who knew that having his guitar broken and being embarrassed in front of so many people in St Georges mall will take him into another level.
The man might have suffered embarrassment for a few minutes but now he has the last laugh. He got a guitar from a Good Samaritan and talks about him starting to record are on the cards. This wouldn’t have happened if the Metro cops didn’t do what they did to him. It makes me think over and over again that the Lord we serve we will never be understood nor his doings. Now I’m reminded of one of my favorite saying with my friend Konke Kusebenzela ebuhleni (All things work together for good.)
Look at where his life is heading to now. If he didn’t suffer the embarrassment and the humiliation who knows maybe he would still be there at St Georges Mall begging for money which was going to take him a life time until it’s enough to record his album.
All this can be summed up to, we will never know what God has planned for us. What we think is pure humiliation it can be used to elevate us. What we take as something bad cruel or persecution can change our lives. People who laugh at us when we are down will be the very same people who will sing us praises when things are bright. For Nono his dream is finally taking shape and I guess the metro cops they will get what they deserve. The more I think about his story the more I realize we will never exhaust God and his plans are amazing and well laid down for us. He has manipulated every situation behind the scenes in our favour.