Devil on the loose in Northern Cape

2016-08-24 06:00
George Mutloane

George Mutloane

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THE past week was really bad for Kimberley and Jan Kempdorp, as four terrible deaths making headlines occured in the Northern Cape.

The first three occurred almost in the same street, John Daka Road.

The first death was a suspected murder of a woman by her son.

In this case, only three people were present at the time of the incident: the son, his girlfriend and the deceased.

Hopefully, the truth will emerge and the guilty will receive the necessary punishment.

On that day, the devil triumphed in his darkness, but the time for God to reveal all is near and whoever thinks they can lie for each other, is about to know the might of the Almighty.

About three houses from where the woman was killed, the devil entered a boy’s mind and after an altercation with his mother over R10, the devil led him on a path to a point of no return.

He took an unlikely tool to hang himself and thereby traumatised his family and the community at large.

As if that was not enough, a beautiful young student had her life cut short after she hanged herself inside the ABC cemetery in Kimberly.

Her lifeless body was discovered by passersby, dangling at the end of the rope and was seen by many people, including school children, who gathered around the scene.

The young student had no chance of survival, as it is alleged that those who mattered most to her had shunned her in her time of need.

A friend is said to have tried to follow her and comfort her, but when she entered the graveyard, which on that day represented “mogorogoro wa moriti wa loso” (“arrival of death”) the friend lost courage to enter with her and thus the devil once again triumphed.

May her soul rest in peace. Her passing away touched so many people so much that it has become imperative for all parents to seriously reflect on how they relate to their children.

The worst incident, one that that left almost every South African speechless, was that of six year-old Kutlwano Garesape in Jan Kempdorp here in the Northern Cape.

An innocent boy and his mother met with the devil himself on that fateful morning.

No matter how hard and brave they fought the devil, the devil triumphed and the brave boy now lies buried in Taung.

Those of us who are against the death penalty believe so because of the way it was used in the apartheid era, otherwise I would be writing that the perpetrator of this terrible deed be hanged until he too dies.

Then there is the other incident where a 38-year-old women, Tessa Lee, was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband in full view of onlookers in Roodepan. She was reportedly holding her 14-month-old infant, who was also injured in the process.

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