Do what is right
Ilove South Africa and am f iercely loyal to this country. We have so many opportunities here, many more than many other countries. But last week I had an experience that made me deeply question my patriotism. Are we as South Africans losing our humanity? And more importantly, how can we get it back? A DEARTH OF HUMANITY On Wednesday the 27th of March, I was f inishing g off a brisk walk in Katherine Drive, Sandton. Dusk was approaching and as a woman, I probably shouldn’t have been out on my own. However I was on a main road with lots of traffic towards the end of rush-hour, with only a kilometre to go until I reached home, so I thought I would be f i ne. Big mistake. As I approached the dip where Katherine Drive goes over a river, two men in their twenties came r unning out of nowhere and ploughed into me.
I didn’t have time to react. They y forced me onto my stomach and pushed my face into the ground to prevent me seeing their faces. One held my windpipe excruciatingly tight while forcing my jaw wide open, so I couldn’t breathe or scream. The other lay on top of me and bit off my earrings. Then they demanded a cellphone. I wasn’t carrying one, so I gasped: “Take my watch, that is all I have on me.”
They ripped my watch off my wrist. However this wasn’t enough. Up to now, all this had been in full view of the p passing g