FIXING THE WRECK
Readers’ Top 5 Solutions to Marriage Wrecking
Following numerous marriage wrecking stories The Voice has been publishing in the past weeks we asked readers on social media what they thought the solution to this social issue was. Readers’ responses varied from renewable marriage contracts to punitive laws against the cheaters.
We analysed the responses to come up with themes.
We now present the Top Five Solutions to Marriage Wrecking according to our sample of readers
Kgomotso Kgopana: What if we launch a campaign under the theme: “Say no, he/she belongs to me”. And teach people how important it is to respect each others’ marriages. I will gladly be the leader because I think enough is enough.
Geoffrey Mmolai: Seek God’s attention. You know they tried everywhere but not from God. With him nothing is impossible.
Fabio Boitumelo Chipuka George: Another option is to introduce contract marriage whereby if you are happy you renew it if things are sour you terminate. It could run from three to 12 months.
Maemo Jnr: Triple the charge, it should be nothing less than 50 000 or 10 years in prison maybe people will learn.
Rebaone Rhee Moemele: Batswana are inherently promiscuous! No matter what you say or do to try to make people faithful you they will be persistent to cheat.
The multimillion pula safe male circumcision campaign may be a mission in futility if results by a Voice Poll are anything to go by. The poll conducted via social media revealed that 84% of the men who responded had not gotten circumcised and did not intend on getting circumcised.
The poll was conducted following a recent report from the North West District Development Committee which revealed that only 14% of targeted men in their region had gotten circumcised
“Hell no! I am not going to do that. Not now, not ever!” responded Kagiso Rams, whose sentiment is shared by many of the men who responded. For Bright Matshaba we need not close focus of what the problem is: “Doctors please focus on the cure and stop wasting time with our God-given foreskin.”
Religion came up as another reason the men shunned the ‘trim’. “I fear God because when he created me in his image everything was ok. So for me to subtract or add is something else. Instead I better abstain from abusing my body by sticking to one partner.
That is my advice to my fellow guys,” Georgek Mbire shared, whilst Nonofo Mosesane added: “Honestly, if I had all the facts about the negative impacts of circumcision I would not mind doing it. Now they think they can just give us the 60% (reduced chances) argument. It has been proven that even if you are not circumcised there is still that possibility that you will not get infected even when in contact with an infected person.”
With government at arms to get men ‘trimmed’, such results point out that the campaign will not be as easy as ABC.
Not circumcised and not intending: 84%
Not circumcised but intending: 9%