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New Year crime

05 January 2014, 21:13

Crime affects us all, no matter what drivel is uttered by the so-called law enforcement agencies, and regardless of all the ‘new beginnings in a New Year’ protestations, usually uttered by politicians seeking votes.

On New Year’s Eve, just as the champagne corks popped,  the well-known yachting personality Rob Meek was murdered at a holiday home at the Wild Coast. Apparently, nothing was stolen. What a devastatingly pointless waste of a good man’s life. For what reason?

Now today, Sunday,  the high-profile journalist and well-known 702 presenter David O’Sullivan has been targeted, in his home. According to reports, goods worth thousands of rand were stolen. His wife saw the perpetrators leaving in a silver-blue Jaguar.

I have a question regarding this second case which begs an answer; if these ‘thieves’ are driving such an expensive car, do they really need the stolen goods, or was there an ‘order’ placed, to intimidate maybe, with the stolen items simply being the extra sweetener? David is well-known for his straightforward style, and I do wonder….

A few short weeks after the whole world mourned the passing of possibly one of the greatest humanitarians ever seen, it’s obviously business as usual for criminals. Will any of them be caught or brought to book?  Highly unlikely, and for Rob Meek’s family, the finality of his untimely death cannot be undone. How unutterably tragic. 

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