Killers drag coun­try into state of hope­less­ness

Sunday World - - Opinion - Amos Te­beila Mh­luzi

THE news of the death of Bon­gani Ma­suku, a back­ing vo­cal­ist for Johnny Clegg, has stabbed our hearts.

A few years ago our reg­gae gi­ant, Lucky Dube, was mur­dered. Now we have just lost an­other mu­si­cian, who also died a vi­o­lent death at the hands of heartless killers. In 1992, Dudu Zulu, an­other mem­ber of Clegg’s band, also died a vi­o­lent death in KwaZulu -Natal.

What is most dis­gust­ing is that Ma­suku had to lose his life for a mere cell­phone and his car.

It seems we are turn­ing into a vi­o­lent na­tion where in­no­cent people die for their hard-earned pos­ses­sions. Crim­i­nals use guns to rob people and kill them in cold blood for no rea­son.

Killers should be pun­ished be­cause they are drag­ging the coun­try into a state of hope­less­ness. Those re­spon­si­ble for Ma­suku ’ s death should be hunted down and face the full might of the law.

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