The work of Patrick Shai: A pleasurable pleasure to experience

A champion against gender-based violence, Shai’s private life was often relfected in his public work, and his acting roles

2022-01-29 01:42:00 AM

The work of Patrick Shai: A pleasurable pleasure to experience - A champion against gender-based violence, Shai’s private life was often relfected in his public work, and his acting roles

A champion against gender-based violence, Shai’s private life was often relfected in his public work, and his acting roles

18 January 2022, Dobsonville, South Africa: a veteran actor stands with his hands in thearound him a horde of the cancel culture community. A moment later, a hail of tweets engulfs him – countless insults do the drowning. A remorseful man does not survive. Four days later he takes his own life.

Upon hearing the devastating news of Shai’s passing, fellow actor and friendHlomla Dandala took to Instagramwith the words, “For those who wanted Patrick Shai canceled. You wanted it. You got it.” We may not know exactly what it is that led to Patrick Shai taking his own life, but what we cannot run away from is that the fear he faced when he was

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, his behavior and language exhibited a disregard for the female body, and worse still, his cohort acted contra to what had become his modus operandi, his “mantra ya majita” as it were: o ska skeema motho o senang ngqondo.” 18 January 2022, Dobsonville, South Africa: a veteran actor stands with his hands in the around him a horde of the cancel culture community. A moment later, a hail of tweets engulfs him – countless insults do the drowning. A remorseful man does not survive. Four days later he takes his own life. Upon hearing the devastating news of Shai’s passing, fellow actor and friend Hlomla Dandala took to Instagram with the words, “For those who wanted Patrick Shai canceled. You wanted it. You got it.” We may not know exactly what it is that led to Patrick Shai taking his own life, but what we cannot run away from is that the fear he faced when he was and considering falling with the hope that they will stop shooting, but thought to himself that, “if you fall they’re gonna finish you off,” is a fear that became a reality. He fell, and cancel culture just kept shooting. John Perlman asks him in an episode of A song, A book and A dish , “Patrick Shai, what’s your wish for yourself?” To which he replies, “I… eish… I wish for God to give me time and wisdom to continue doing the good things that I’m supposedly doing, and more.” He may have passed, but his legacy lives on, and perhaps the manner in which he exited this life advances the purpose of his work, urging us to not only continue his work against Gender Based Violence, but also to fight against the scourge that is mental illness and the negligence and brutality of cancel culture that feeds off it. In , Joe Mafela we say, “It has been the greatest pleasure to have had the pleasure of your pleasure, [your work has been] a pleasurable pleasure.” May your soul Rest in Peace. Patrick Shai was laid to rest on Saturday January 29.  Make sense of your world