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When crimes drives a father to shoot his own son

07 June 2018, 10:35

"Father to face a murder charge after mistakenly killing his son outside school," screamed the headline on News24.

Shocking - until you read the story that the father dropped the boy and locked his vehicle and waited inside. He fell asleep, the boy came back and knocked on the passenger window of his father's vehicle. The father who was asleep in the car with his firearm on him, got scared by the knocking of his son and pulled out his firearm and shot in the direction of the person who was knocking, then realised he had shot his son. 

What a tragedy!

Can it be that crime in our beloved rainbow nation has made us to be in a state of panic in all our activities, whether alone or with other people?

Has crime made us to be so hyper vigilant that stories like these may be common now?

Hyper vigilance is a symptom of traumatised people. Can it be that crime has traumatised us so much that we just become irrational and tend to "see" crime everywhere and even act fatally as in this case?

My aunt informed me that whenever she walks at night to her home from work, she never walks on the pavement but rather on the street island, the area that is usually painted in yellow dividing lanes in a two way street. She does this, she says, to be able to see a thug approaching her right away and prepare her pepper spray.

How sad it is that crime is twisting our day to day human interactions in South Africa. In the words of Alan Paton, "cry the beloved country".

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