Oscar and Reeva a True South African Tragedy
Living In South Africa is a Nightmare, All South Africans Live With Everyday.
In view of the terrible incident involving Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, I would like to state for the record what I do every time I get home or leave my home, or what happens when I get woken up at night by any kind of noise
“When I leave my home anytime day or night I first look outside to see if there is any suspicious activity, I always have something with me to protect myself, in case I am attacked while walking from my front door to my car. I do not have a gun so my only protection is a small stick which will help me ward off any kind of attackers, if I am lucky, as most of the criminals carry illegal guns of all sizes and shapes, or at the very lease a really good knife. I do not carry a gun as the laws make it difficult to do so, which puts not only my own safety at risk but that of my Wife’s too” – Frans Maritz
Muldersdrift man murdered in front of wife – News24 2013-01-25 09:27 A Muldersdrift man, who arrived at home to find his wife being held at gunpoint, has been shot dead, West Rand police have said.
“When I get home we both look around us before we even get out of our car, once we get to our front door we look behind us to see if there is no immediate danger. Once we unlock our door and the security gate I go into our home first and look around to see if everything looks normal. Once it is all clear we then close and lock the door behind us” – Frans Maritz
Robbers kill Muldersdrift teen – News24 2012-09-06 20:08 A 13-year-old girl has been shot dead and her father and sister have been wounded in an armed robbery at their home in Muldersdrift, on the West Rand.
“At night when we go to sleep we first check all windows and doors, sometimes twice just to make sure they are closed and locked. If I am woken up at night by a strange noise I immediately go and investigate where the noise came from, there is no chance or thought of ignoring it whatsoever” – Frans Maritz
Shock over old age home murder – News24 2010-11-24 10:01 A terminally ill 84-year-old woman has been murdered for her wedding ring, cellphone and a watch at a Cape Town retirement home.
“If we hear a knock on the door at night we don’t even bother answering it as 99.9% of the time it will be trouble, our family and friends know that if they want to visit us they will call us first, so that we know to expect them” – Frans Maritz
Man, 75, beaten to death at home – News24 2013-02-15 11:04 A 75-year-old man has been found murdered in his Weltevreden Park home in Roodepoort, hours after he failed to fetch his grandchildren from school.
“Once and only once, thank goodness, I was woken up with a noise at home, I jumped out of bed grabbed the only thing I could at such short notice which was a torch next to my bed and was ready to do battle with whatever was making the noise in my home. When I got to the kitchen my wife was there making a cup of coffee as she could not sleep. I did not hear her getting up and was relieved to see that it was my wife and not some intruder whom I would have had to defend my life and my wifes too, as in South Africa if these intruders get into your home at night, it always ends in a rape and a murder, with a lot of torture and mutilation” – Frans Maritz
Five held for elderly couple’s murders – News24 2013-02-13 18:15 Five men have been arrested in connection with the murder of an elderly Bethulie couple, Free State police said on Wednesday.
“I have never spoken about this before, as it is really private information, but i thought the world needs to know how we are forced to live in South Africa today, and with the events of Oscar and his girlfriend, I thought that I would make my actions public, and how my wife and I are forced to live in South Africa right here right now” – Frans Maritz
KZN man held for rape, murder – News24 2013-02-12 17:00 A man has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a 14-year-old girl, KwaZulu-Natal police say.
“You will find many South Africans, who believe that South Africa is Disney World and that Mickey Mouse rules this so called magic kingdom, and therefore they “Hear No Evil and See No Evil” yet these same people are among many who have already been buried, and are now part of the statistics, of horrendous crimes in South Africa” – Frans Maritz
The shame of the nation – News24 2013-02-10 18:12 Rape, murder, robbery, violent protests and general aggression seem to be the new credo in SA.
“In closing I am not defending Oscar or accusing him, as that is for the courts to decide, I am merely pointing out that it is a fact that we are not all paranoid for nothing, living in South Africa. As we know very well, what will happen to us if we are attacked in our homes as it very rarely ends well. If there is any doubt in your mind that I may be exaggerating then just google Violent crime in South Africa, it will all be there for you to take note of” – Frans Maritz
Brutal farm murder – suspects stay in jail – News24 2012-09-13 15:49 Three men charged with the murder of an elderly Free State farm couple appeared in the Trompsburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday,
If you don’t have to live like this where you stay, you should be thankful that you still have a government who protects the people, and if you feel that they don’t then, welcome to South Africa.
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