Behind gated fences 235/365

13.02.2013 6:06pm

Dear bad guys

I hate you

I hate that you took D’s life today

I hate that you hurt him

I hate you for what you’ve done to his family

I hate that you left him without help

I hate that my parents and their neighbours are not sleeping peacefully because of you tonight

I hate that his daughter had to find him

I hate that he had to die alone

I hate that I had to tell my kids that he died

I hate that we have to live behind gates and high walls and alarms because of you

I hate that we’re prisoners in our homes when you should be in prison

I hate that my boys had to learn about violent death of someone they know today

I hate what the crime is doing to this beautiful country

I hate what you are doing to South Africa

I hate that you’re teaching my kids about hate

I hate you

I hope you die painfully.

 

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12 Responses to Behind gated fences 235/365

  1. Tamryn February 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    I hate this reality about South Africa. I am truly pained as I find more people I know having similar experiences to your own. I am so sorry.

  2. Vanessa February 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    Oh god JV. Your post hit me like a fist to the guts. It’s always someone of someone you know, until its someone YOU know. Strength and courage to you all. I watched an amazing BBC documentary on SA called “Miracle Rising” – it was all about 1980-1994 and how SA chose peace over war. It ended with a very happily ever after scenario, but I wanted to shout at the TV, WHAT ABOUT NOW!? What happens now? How can this be called peace!?

  3. Michelle February 14, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    So sorry :(

  4. Louisa February 14, 2013 at 5:10 am #

    I hate all that too…
    *big hug to you and your boys*

  5. Nicole February 14, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Oh my word – This is so sad!!! I literally had tears streaming down my face reading this and your mom’s blog post!

    Life means NOTHING to these bastards!! I have grown to hate this country because of it!

    RIP “D” :(

  6. blackhuff February 14, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I’m sorry that your boys have to go through this :(

  7. Laura February 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    That photo carries huge emotions in it Jeanette :(

  8. Kathy February 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Lots of hugs Jeanette, you put my thoughts and frustrations on your blog. I am so sad that your beautiful children have to go through this at such a young age, and I salute you for telling them the truth. Thinking of you all. Lots and lots of love xxx

  9. Charmaine February 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    It’s tragic, unnecessary and so bloody horrendous. It shouldn’t be this way – but it is.
    I am so sorry for the pain you are all feeling and for the loss of innocence.

  10. Fiona February 15, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    I have no words.
    :(

  11. cat@jugglingact February 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Amen

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