The Illness that Plagues Us

The Illness that Plagues Us

Durban : South Africa | Jun 11, 2010 at 7:59 AM PDT
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Crime, Rape, Poverty, Aids, Unemployment, and the list goes on.

Can we truly say that above list has not affected us at some point in our life.

If we are white, we complain about The Blacks, coloreds, Indians.

And they complain about us. I recall terrible stories about apartheid and the effects it had on South Africans.

The Blacks have a story to tell, The whites have a story to tell, The Chinese have a story to tell, The coloreds have a story to tell.

Whose land is this anyway, and how did the Black nation come to be so marginalised,

They suffered at the hands of others then and they suffer at the hands of their own, people that they put into power .

Is this Africa's Karma? to be Raped, looted, riddled with crime and plagued by Disease .

I recall times before the group area act, when we had Indian and colored neighbours.

I have no idea where South Africa is Headed, But i am here, too old to consider immigrating to greener pastures

So each day, I pray , that the Universe keep us safe from harm and hurt.

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South Africa's anti apartheid stalwart Fatima Meer
South Africa's anti apartheid stalwart Fatima Meer
ReneMClay is based in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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