The Nation in Pain
South Africa is well known for being a beloved child of the world, when you talk about South Africa, you cannot but imagine smiling faces, beautiful skies, gorgeous mountains and breath-taking beaches.
South Africa is a land pregnant with hope and possibilities. Alongside all this beauty lies the ugly truth about crime, corruption and constant reminder of our disastrous past.
The week of the 26th October 2014 will go down among the saddest and most painful weeks ever experienced by this beautiful nation. The death of our soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa has been the most painful reminder of what we are constantly faced with on daily basis. The young man dies a senseless, death that never should have happened. South African law is very relaxed hence it is easy to commit crime in this country. If our leaders commit crimes everyday against their own people, what is a value of life in South Africa.
As shocking as it is that Senzo died at the hands of criminals, it is not something unusual. Every year crime stats come up and shows drop in violent crimes!! The police force is contaminated with thugs in police uniforms. South African Police have lost respect from the public. It is the manner in which they behave, it is not worthy of any respect. Police vans drive up and down our neighbourhoods you would be fooled to feel safe, you are number 20 in their priority list. At number 1 is their girlfriends and boyfriends that they need to visit using the state’s vehicles, at number 2 is food and booze, number 3 social network chats, at number 4 maybe attending to cases and at 5 collecting corpses of those who have just suffered crime.
South African Police, always investigating and never preventing crimes.
My closing: I do trust that our leaders are proud of the nation they lead, nation in tears and constant fear of being hurt by criminals. A nation struggling with poverty and basic service deliveries, while resources and means to fight poverty are there. We have a 1st world economical structure but people are still poor.
This is a true reflection on who they are as leaders.
This is a home for us and our children, we have nowhere to go the best thing is to make the best of what we have.