I feel sad...the suburb of Walmer is burning.
I feel sad because of the state of our country.
I feel sad that people feel that they need to resort to disruptive behaviour and violence to make their voices heard.
I feel sad because our infrastructure (roads) are being destroyed by these hooligans and there would be no money in municipal budgets to build up what was destroyed.
I feel sad that so many innocent people are caught in the crossfire of this. People who are unable to get to work and are kept hostage in their homes.
I feel sad that business owners are too scared to open their businesses because of fear of looting. Angry township residents have threatened to bring Walmer to a stand still today. They are protesting about the lack of or slow progress in supplying RDP houses.
I feel sad that even the Walmer police station is under siege and they had to resort to firing teargas and stun grenades to control the violent crowds.
I feel sad because my oldest and his family is considering leaving this country...and on days like this I can't find the right words to convince them to stay.
Please don't get me wrong...I love this crazy, colourful country. I wish that there was an instant fix to all it's problems.