It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, week ending 18 July 2021
I don’t know where to start, what a terrifying, awful, sickening and wonderful week. I believe that the madness and looting could have been nipped in the bud if the police had taken decisive action against the small gathering outside Nkandla before Zuma went to jail. Those people were breaking the rules against gathering and got away with it. The start of the week was so scary. We networked with friends who are weaponised and made plans that should the violence reach our area we would go to them. The fresh produce shelves in shops were cleaned out as panic shopping took place. The air was grim and foreboding. Thank God, our greater area remained calm. The Germiston/Edenvale SPCA was looted, these are the details if you want to help them. First National BankACC.NO.: 5111 271 6150BRANCH: East Gate (250 655)Secure donation via PayFast:https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/germistonbedfordviewspcaAll donations are tax deductible and a Section 18A Certificate is available upon request.We care and so do you
It’s not going to be all sunshine and roses. The scale of damage and loss in near incomprehensible. Stages of grief and PTSD will take all affected citizens on a long and painful journey. My brother joined his community patrols and afterward joined in cleaning up. Below is a video that he sent me after taking part in a local clean up, there are another 2 from him on my Rumble page. Clean ups like this are happening all over and the images and videos are very moving. My sister-in-law shared that she overheard someone saying “Remember the good old days of Covid-19”. Nothing beats SA humour. Messages like this one from the Zulu king also damped the flames.
Aside from all hell breaking loose and heaven touching our hearts, some normal stuff happened.