Time does not sleep for the wicked and cold-blooded
Armed bandits last week held up legendary Comrades Marathon athlete Bruce Fordyce, robbing him of his running shoes and watch.
What does this mean for society? We know Fordyce was psychologically and physically scarred. We also know that we live in a country where crime is rife and, as a matter of fact, we are rated as one of the most violent countries in the world.
Even if we tried hard to be loyal citizens and denied this claim, and close our eyes to all reality, we cannot succeed because the statistics bear this out not as an assertion but as a cold, undisputed fact to be dealt with by all of us.
My own brother was killed 100m from our home in Katlehong on the East Rand by cold-blooded murderers who lurked among the trees to settle whatever score there was.
As he parked his car near the gateway of his home, the evil men opened fire and within seconds snuffed out his young life.
To this day, they have never been prosecuted, and are probably walking the streets of South Africa, not even thinking an iota about the life they took away, only motivated by evil thoughts and uncouthness of their minds. Fordyce was lucky. He escaped being killed. These men and women have no respect for another person’s life. They think only of their own wellbeing. Now if we think about it rationally, what kind of right thinking person, driving a car, would take the trouble of slowing down, allowing one or more of the occupants to jump out to rob an athlete of his old and battered shoes? Baffles the mind.
That this could happen at the crack of dawn is not surprising. For evil men and women, time is of less importance.
The hoodlums want opportunities to strike and pin down unsuspecting victims and to disappear into the darkness of bushes undetected.
They are callous. They are products of a bruised society whose mothers and fathers and siblings may have long stopped looking for employment. In a warped thinking, they believe because they suffer unemployment, they have the right to waylay others, as they did to Fordyce.
Maybe if you want to make light of this ugly act, you may for your own sanity attribute this robbery of Fordyce to “white capital monopoly”.