Tuesday, 8 July 2008

I feel boxed in by fear. Vulnerability makes my knees weak. Anger makes me ready to slaughter! It is such a medley of emotions, it leaves me nauseous and disorientated.

My home in South Africa was broken into. The Mother Person was there. It was only 11am. Do you even expect house robberies at this time? Four men forced their way in. They took her from room to room, ransacking everything, demanding money and jewellery. They threatened her with knives and guns. Why threaten her? She is so small and frail, what harm could she do to them? She kept on begging them not to hurt her. I feel her agony and terror. I could hear it in her quivering voice. It was then I bust into tears. As I write this I feel my cheeks moistening.

There is nothing in South Africa anymore. Once upon a time I thought it was all just a transitional phase and we will get over it. I believed in the country and its people.

But crime is out of hand. The nation is scared. And we live in fear. As crime victims increase, the country loses its citizens. And when you’ve reached a point where there is no hope, where do you find the next step?

9 comments:

Being Brazen said...

Man, that is so awful to hear. I hope your mom is ok, not that anyone is ever really the same after something like that, but i hope she didnt get hurt at all.

Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet said...

Oh Pri, how horrid! I'm reading this with heavy eyes, trying to imagine how helpless you must feel.
I feel so angry!
Strength for your family and you...

Prixie said...

thank u both

dennis said...

Dennis is very very upset that this happened to your mom, it happens in the small town Dennis lives in, even poor people's houses get broken into so the men can just scare the people for fun. Dennis never ever answers the door to any stranger.

--for a few years, in the next state over, it was happening to wealthy families once every few months, and they thought they would never find the gang--when they did, the gang were policemen! all of them!--the very men you would never ever suspect! Dennis says along with all the good people there are bad people. He sure doesn't understand it, but some people are mean.

liam said...

i feel for you and your mums. that's despicable behavior and even somewhat unimaginable. i hope you two pull through ok.

humanobserver said...

definitely it is a touching and passionate blog ! Hope everything will be alright with u.....

~Lord Anshul said...

i'm sorry to hear about that !! may god be with you and your family..

freelance hero said...

ag, we live in fear..like a war zone. becos its not labelled a war zone..it shall remain largely unresolved.

Rolando said...

Sorry to hear of your incident. It's a crazy world we live in. At 11am, these crooks have nothing better to do?

It's a crying shame.