Living under constant threat is no way to live
I REFER to the article, “Places of worship now equipped with security teams”, which appeared in your esteemed newspaper, dated August 30-September 3.
There is a very simple explanation on the attacks on worshippers at temples, churches, mosques and the unacceptably high crime rate in our country.
Our police and the security agencies, instead of doing their mandated tasks of protecting citizens from criminals, are too preoccupied and busy looking at new ways to protect our “captured” president, Jacob Zuma and the network that surrounds him.
We cannot go to places of worship for fear of being attacked. We cannot visit family or friends without wondering if we will be attacked en route or whether hijackers will accost us in the driveway. We cannot attend functions for fear of being attacked by criminals.
Even going to the shopping malls to do our shopping is becoming a dangerous expedition, not knowing whether you are going to be attacked by criminals.
We are trapped and held prisoners by inhumane savage criminals who roam the country and act with impunity.
So, while our president and his acolytes enjoy the full protection of the law, ordinary South African citizens are at the mercy of sub-human beings, devoid of feelings and prone to pulling the trigger.
But what is really disappointing is the stunning silence and lack of action by the DA. Being the official opposition and watchdog, it has so far failed to flex its muscles to galvanise the authorities to address a very grave situation, where the lives of law-abiding citizens are under constant threat because they are too engrossed in the pursuit of Zuma and his cohorts. SANJAY SINGH