Work together to fix this broken land

2016-05-19 06:00

IT has been one scary experience to see images on Facebook of Kokstad literally­ going up in flames.

I guess it will forever remain a mystery why some people refuse to live in peace and always see it imperative to burn and destroy the little they have.

We know the story too well. A few months from now they will be in the streets toyi-toyiing for the very same things they set on fire. After all that, you switch on the TV only to see the once-sacred Parliament being reduced to an absolute circus by a bunch of cartoons in red overalls.

It has caused me to lose all hope, and my family who have emigrated are concerned about my safety. I could also just pack up and go, but it is not as easy as that when you love the country of your birth.

Like most South Africans I have also been a victim of crime and have stared through the cold eyes of a mugger and I could see they could end my life in a heartbeat.

Only if all South Africans work together to fix this broken land that we will ever see the country we hoped for when we voted in 1994, so full of hope and good expectations.

C. Gray



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