Cry of desperation

2015-07-21 06:00

By the time this article is published, another two coffins would have been carried by bereaved family members to our local cemetery.

Another two young lives cut off in the prime of their youth.

More tears, more heartache and more uncertainty of what to expect next.

As a community we are desperate – desperate to see the end of this senseless bloodshed, desperate to be freed from this evil that seems to overwhelm everything in its wake.

These are not words of despair, but words of desperation. In spite of all our efforts we humanly endeavour to do to make our community a better place, the authorities still ignore or choose to overlook what is happening.

As community leaders, organizations, structures and churches we are doing our level best but the reality is that we are not the authorities. We are not the police, social development, court or the government.

As long as basic services are not delivered within the reach of the community, desperate times will prevail.

I hope out of our desperation this time round we will keep those who are responsible to render these services, accountable and that if they don’t we shall collectively deal with the matter

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