The image below was sent to MyPE by a reliable source whose friend took the picture of a young lad playing on a computer in the City Engineers building in Uitenhage.
Well, at least it appears to be a young lad and not a very youthful employee.
Our source writes; “Die foto was op die 3/9/2012 omtrent 15:25 by die Stads Ingeneur gebou in Uitenhage geneem – voor by ‘ontvangs’. Wat ook al die rede was lyk dit asof iemand met belastingbetalers se geld mors om so vir hulle kind toelaat om op die rekenaars games te speel”.
Translation: “The photograph was taken on 3 September 2012 at around 15:25 in the City Engineers Building in Uitenhage – in the reception area. Whatever the reason was [for the child to be there] it still appears that ratepayers money is being wasted [municipal] employees allowing their children to play computer games.
In the dim and distant past when I had employees they would not have allowed their children to play on their computers – it is just not cricket and certainly not productive.
Let’s hope that the image is of a youthful genius who is consulting to the City Engineer and not what is appears to be.