Watch: Gogo transported across river in drum in outrageous viral clip

A video showing how an elderly woman is transported across a river in a drum has prompted outrage and heartbreak after it surfaced online. The clip, created by @malolo_t for TikTok, shows onlookers having a laugh at the situation as two men carefully transport a blue drum to the shore.

Gogo crosses river in drum
A clip of a gogo being transported in a drum across a river has prompted outrage. Image: @malolo_t / TikTok

Video of elderly woman using drum to cross river no laughing matter

Once the men find a suitable spot on the shore, the woman is released from her makeshift transportation. She can be viewed crawling out onto land while the onlookers have a chuckle, clearly used to similar scenes.

However, despite the joking nature of the clip, many feel that the situation is no laughing matter. Many citizens voiced their heartbreak over the women needing to place herself in peril just to cross the body of water.

One South Africa founder and leader Mmusi Maimane is one of the many that felt this woman’s living conditions were nothing short of inhumane.

Taking to his official social media page to share the clip, which has quickly gone viral, Maimane condemned the government for failing to protect South Africans from dangerous situations like this one.

“A government that allows this to persist is inhumane. No child should have to swim to get to their classroom. No grandmother should have to enter a drum to cross a river.”

One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane

Bodies of drowned schoolboys found in the Eastern Cape

This video comes just hours after it emerged that two schoolboys drowned in the Eastern Cape province this week. Reports indicate that the boys of Lutho Kuzane, 17, and Chulumanco Shumane, 14, had been recovered on Thursday.

The bodies were recovered a staggering 10km away from the damaged Emapoliseni bridge that they had been attempting to cross before their deaths. The incident took place in Emahlubini village on Monday afternoon.

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