Clifton beach

The rich people of Clifton and the not so rich people of Khayelitsha formed a close camaraderie and intimate friendship and decided to live not so close to each other.

The rich people of Clifton built their nest on the gentle slope above ivory white sands overlooking the pristine azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, while the not so rich people of Khayelitsha crept into the underwood of flood-lands never designed for habitation and it was there they produced their young, many, many of them.

Not long after they had agreed upon this plan, the rich people of Clifton, being in want of a labour force and supplies and provisions for their young ones, swooped down into the underwood of flood-lands, while not so rich people of Khayelitsha were out, and seized upon a labour force and put them to work in their multi-million rand homes and upmarket food, clothing and high-end services stores.

The not so rich people of Khayelitsha upon their return, discovered what had happened, but were less grieved for the unscrupulous exploitation of their labour force, than for their inability to avenge the rich people of Clifton.

A just retribution, however, quickly fell upon the not so rich people of Khayelitsha. For the rich people of Clifton having private security firms and elaborate alarm systems, pursuit was impossible. So, the not so rich people of Khayelitsha stood some distance away and did all that is left for the weak and impotent to do - to pour curses on their foe.

But the rich people of Clifton were not to put off for long the punishment on account of the violation of the sacred tie of friendship. As it happened some country people in the area of the not so rich people of Khayelitsha were sacrificing a few lambs, and so, the rich people of Clifton flew down and carried away from the altar some of the burning flesh.

But when the rich people of Clifton got to their multi-million rand designer homes, fitted with the services of private security firms and elaborate alarm systems, a raging south-easter had picked up, something very rare indeed for Clifton, and some of the cinders from the burning lamb flesh fell upon their multi-million rand designer homes, causing them to catch fire, so children of the rich people of Clifton being too young, too scared, and too unfit to run away on account of staying indoors all day long and playing with their i-phones and play-station video games, and being told by the rich people of Clifton not to go outside because of the dangerous, thieving, murderous and very scary not so rich people of Khayelitsha, remained inside their multi-million rand designer homes, fitted with the services of private security firms and elaborate alarm systems, and were all roasted to a cinder.

Then the not so rich people of Khayelitsha heard about this, and made their way, hell for leather, on a five thousand strong fleet of minibus taxis, armed with sticks and stones and everything that can break bones and designer homes, and entered what still remained of the multi-million rand Clifton homes, some of which had special fire protection services to save expensive and designer and rare antique items, and the rich people of Clifton were powerless to stop the army of angry and vengeful not so rich people of Khayelitsha, who devoured every single unnecessary and opulent designer possession and rare antique item of the rich people of Clifton, and stripped their houses bare so nothing remained of them, except for the shored-up and pinned-back foundations on the gentle Clifton slope, above ivory white sands overlooking the pristine azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Contributed by:
Barry Varkel, an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Author of Nigiri Law
 

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