One of the American tobacco companies approached me . They offered me a contract wherein I will periodically author articles for their products and services and furnish public relation services . In exchange for my services , they would handsomely remunerate me .
I dismissed the offer with a flicker of a hand. I turned it down . I don’t smoke primarily because I harbor the conviction that it is cancerous and pathological to humanity. The toxicity emanating from these tobacco companies is an epitome of ecological injustices.
I can not sell my integrity and convictions , in exchange for gold and silver . Such betrayal is unforgivable and unforgettable. Based on that , I opted to forgo to be handsomely remunerated at the expense of my integrity.
I know if Madhuku , Acie Lumumba or Temba Mliswa were to be offered anything that compromises their convictions and integrity; they would gladly take the offer . Money is at the primacy of their happiness . They will get it under any means necessary or unnecessary.
Never sell your integrity and convictions in pursuit of accumulation of money!Consider yourselves advised accordingly!