Cry­ing shame that mur­der, may­hem reign in SA now

The Herald (South Africa) - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

OUR beloved Schoe­nies, our beloved placid ham­let and its peo­ple have been shocked beyond com­pre­hen­sion by the grue­some mur­der of our much loved Ken Alexan­der and Elaine All­wright, the most vile and grue­some mur­der of two el­derly in­no­cent folk!

Alexan­der and All­wright were loved and highly re­spected mem­bers of our Schoe­nies fam­ily for more than 30 years, and that they were mer­ci­lessly bat­tered to death is so ab­hor­rent that one fails to ver­balise one’s feel­ings. Words are sim­ply not enough! “Our free­dom is also in­com­plete, dear com­pa­tri­ots, as long as we are de­nied our se­cu­rity by crim­i­nals who prey on our com­mu­ni­ties, who rob our busi­nesses and un­der­mine our econ­omy, who ply their de­struc­tive trade in drugs in our schools, and who do vi­o­lence against our women and chil­dren.”

Th­ese were the words of Nel­son Man­dela some years ago.

And a bit later he said: “No form of vi­o­lence can ever be ex­cused in a so­ci­ety that wishes to call it­self de­cent.”

How shocked he would be if he were alive to wit­ness the sorry mess this coun­try is at present in.

It is a cry­ing shame that some 23 years af­ter our democ­racy we have re­gressed to the point that no­body is safe in South Africa any more – mur­der and may­hem abound!

There is no lead­er­ship, no ac­count­abil­ity and no moral­ity, and South Africa has de­gen­er­ated into a law­less banana state.

Hardly a day goes by with­out some politi­cian or other be­ing mur­dered.

Chil­dren are abused, women raped and what is most rep­re­hen­si­ble is the num­ber of high pro­file peo­ple in­volved.

Street posters put up by The Sun with head­lines: “ANC KZN bodies pile up!” some­how speak to how im­mune and cyn­i­cal we as a so­ci­ety have be­come.

Like the prover­bial frog be­ing slowly boiled to death, South Africa de­te­ri­o­rates ev­ery day and one can only won­der with dread where it will all end?

A cash re­ward of R50 000 will be paid for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ap­pre­hen­sion of th­ese thugs who killed Alexan­der and All­wright.

Phone Dr Malcolm Smale on 072-602-1917 or Cap­tain Lin­door at the Walmer po­lice on 082-319-8707 or 041-581-1496.

And dear read­ers, please help in pub­li­cis­ing the re­ward no­tice among as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.

Talbot Cox, Schoen­mak­er­skop, Port El­iz­a­beth

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