Why?

2016-04-20 06:00

I HEARD that the two-year-old I met yesterday in that candy shop was buying his last pack of sweets due to terminal cancer

I heard that the 10-year-old girl living next door that we buried yesterday had dreams of meeting her favourite Disney characters but couldn’t due to heart failure

I heard that those twins that blessed our screens singing on that gospel show died on an accident on their way home

I heard that my friend of 10 years left a suicide note because depression got the better of him

I also heard that Adalia Rose, Ontlametse­ Phalatse and many others couldn’t and some won’t become kings and queens of this world

Why?

Why does Progeria have to take the little lives of our future guardians?

Why does cancer have to take the little lives of our future talents?

Why does mental illness have to be fatal on our brothers and sisters?

Let us love these children, care for them and show them no disease fatal or not can take away the bond we share, the fond memories we create& the brave hearts they present to the world.


Mandla mosia Edendale

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.