STOP LABELLING OUR COUNTRY AS VIOLENT
There's been so much of a roar over what Zuma once said about our country, that "South Africa is not a violent country", radio talk shows and a number of citizens criticised him for this claiming that he's ignorant to the unjust incidences in our communities. I'm here thinking: do we really know what a violent country looks like? Zuma was not only politically correct but morally correct as well. South Africa is not a violent country, we may be experiencing unjust behaviour from certain individuals, which might also be getting out of hand but that doesn't mean we are a violent country.
I challenge you to pay attention to what is happening in Syria, Israel and Palestine, there you will have a clear idea as to what a violent country is... people loosing live everyday, living in fear not knowing which car is gonna blow next or which a missile is gonna come. We don't see people running for their lives everyday, many are just prisoners of their own minds.
We need to have a way of dealing with our own emotional issues regarding our government and think rationally. We need to encourage humanity instead of just giving in to the unjust incidences. We need to be matured enough to seperate issues and treat them individually. You may hate Zuma but don't use that hatred towards our country, direct it to him.
Yes, there may be violent protests, police brutality, rape and etc, but that happens in every country and we must rather strive to strengthen our criminal justice instead of contaminating our beloved country with such insinuation. South Africa is not a violent country!!! If you are spiritually, emotionally and mentally violent, don't drag the name of our beloved country down with you. Stop imposing fear in the minds of others and start working on bringing solutions. Lets challenge those who are in charge and create a healthy and safer environment for ourselves...
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