Knysna is not alone. Crime is reddening South Africa.
Lately there’s been a fist in my tummy, gripping my innards when i think of the future of our country. Living with fear is not good living.
Die Son (The Daily Sun) may be a tabloid but their sensationalism contains truths that most media don’t bother to print anymore (because the type of crimes have become so regular so as to no longer ‘entertain’ desensitized South Africans).
A recent issue had R1-million unaccounted for in a Northern Cape Primary School with parents claiming bullying by the education department so as to cover it up. A mum in Gauteng allegedly accepting R2000 to withdraw a case of rape against her 16-year old daughter.
I use those 2 stories as examples of core instigation – poor education and poverty. Uneducated, poor people will eventually tear this country apart with their anger, frustration and desperation. I don’t remove responsibility from their criminal actions but true blame lies with our corrupt government and corrupt police force for having led by poor example whilst creating a climate of helplessness and violence.
If ever a country was nicknamed incorrectly, it’s South Africa. Blood should not be a colour in a Rainbow Nation.
If you never watched one of the best documentaries you’ll ever see, Louis Theroux’s on crime in Johannesburg (which, shudderingly, explains a lot about the national mindset), then please watch it for free now (make it full srceen for best viewing)!