Prejudice or Precipitation ?


Last week, two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a day mother and a 5-month-old baby boy in Delmas on May 23. The victims were Margrietha De Goede, 66, and Wiehan baby, who was under the care of the woman. They were found due to the concern of the baby’s mother when she called several times for Margrietha and didn’t have an answer. Arriving at the home they heard a child crying, so they broke a window get into the house and founded an 18-month child, but couldn’t found Margrietha and the other baby,  and then they called police.

The police discovery Wiehan’s body under a bed, and Margrietha was later founded dead in a garden shed. According to Colonel Leonard Hlathi, the woman and the baby’s body were showing signs of being strangled to death. The motive of the murders was not known but the police still working on this case to find out the true.

Although, this case it’s been very polemic, and causing a lot of protest.  On Thursday protester burnt and trampled the national flag in Delmas, when the two suspects appeared in court, this movement had been organized by the members of the Volksraad Verkiesing Kommissie (VVK), who were protesting against violent crime against women and children.  Volksraad Verkiesing Kommissie is an administrative body that strives to organize an election for the people of the Boer Afrikaner people. They are politically neutral to compare his work with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). Your goal is to register voters in an election in order to manage a house of the South African government.

The protester was trying to communicate with the government in order to create a homogeneous ethnic state in South Africa for his nation. During the protest, the group reportedly hurled slurs at black people.  According to African Eye News Service (AENS), they sang racial slogans and displayed posters bearing the words: “Black cowards – leave our women and children alone”, “Besteel, verkrag, vermoor: Ons is klaar met swart Suid-Afrika” (Rob, rape, kill: we are finished with black South Africa) and “Barbare los ons kinders uit” (Barbarians leave our children alone).

We know that this country and also the continent have a big and sad history that involves prejudice and xenophobia, and past the years it might have improve and people became more aware that the color of a person’s skin does not determine its character. But there are always some people that doesn’t understand it and have a lot of prejudice in their minds.  We can’t tell for sure what were the causes of the murders because the investigation is not finished yet, but should they already make racist protest for the suspects?  People nowadays don’t know to wait for the real true, for the real facts so they can make up their minds, people of the XXI century always want to believe that there are the only one who might have the perfect reason and doesn’t matter the rest. Maybe we should stop a little and start to think more about our values, our thoughts and wait to give a real opinion about any subject.

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