If I can use one word to describe how I (and most) South Africans feel about South Africa right now, it would be FRUSTRATED! With what’s been going on in South Africa recently, the big question everybody is asking is: Do we stay and fight or do we pack up and leave? There is no easy answer, unfortunately, but I for one realise that I never started this fight, to begin with. Why should I have to give up my dreams for a future to finish somebody else’ fight? Here are the reasons I say, let’s pack up and leave:
Racism is Not Ending Soon
Apartheid, in my honest opinion, is bulls%@t! The fact of the matter is no one chooses the colour of their skin the day they are born, so why our forefathers felt the need to discriminate against the black people just blows my mind. I can’t figure it out! I can understand why black people are angry at all white people. It’s because they think we all condone apartheid. This is not true at all!
The problem now is that people are fighting fire with fire. Nothing good will ever come from that! I realise that for generations you had no rights, you were treated like animals and that is not fair, but South Africa can’t go on like this! We can’t keep racism alive. It will kill South Africa.
No future for children in South Africa
As a mother of a fifteen-year-old, I am truly fearful of her future in South Africa. Look, I understand the whole #FeesMustFall strike but honestly, there is a handful first world countries that can offer free education. This is not a given. This is not a right! Everything in life is not just handed to you on a silver plate, sometimes (most of the time) you have to work very hard for what you want!
Crime in South Africa
I don’t know about you but I am tired of feeling scared. I am tired of always clinging on to everything I own when walking in public. I hate the fact that it is not safe to walk around in my neighborhood and that I always have to double check for suspicious cars when turning into my driveway. But most of all, I’m tired of feeling scared in my own house with an alarm system, electric fencing, and three dogs. Nobody should have to live like this! What is even sadder is this is all my daughter knows. This is her normal. I want so much more for her than this!
Jacob Zuma is a joke
And a rapist and a corrupt thief with no education and yet he is still president. Nuff said!
They say the grass is not greener on the other side. I say, the grass is green where you water it and unfortunately, our grass have been stolen so I’ll go and find some other grass to water. Don’t get me wrong, I love South Africa and think it’s a beautiful country with lots of potential and if you want to stay and fight, I wish you luck because you’ll need it.
I will miss my extended family but I owe it to myself and my family to go and find a better, peaceful life.