Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nigerian drug dealers have murdered my son!

I received the tragic news of my youngest son’s death this morning. He was only 21 years old. Although details are still sketchy, we presume he died of an accidental heroin overdose. My dear son has been fighting the evils of drug addiction for the past 7 years of his life.

Illegal Drugs are Killing Our Kids, and the Government does not Care!Although he was hooked on the killer-drug heroin for the last 3 – 4 years of his short life, there were times we really thought that he was going to pull through, -- but then there were also times when we prayed that God must take back the child he had given us, as the hell on earth was sometimes unbearable!

Although we were expecting bad news of some sort, because we had not heard from him since 7 September, the news of his death has come as a tremendous shock to me and my family. According to the two police officers, whom I met today at the mortuary where I had to identify his body, my son passed away on the eve of 8 September already. His body was found in a small apartment in Pretoria’s city centre. He had no identification on him. In fact, he was only wearing his underpants.

We suspect that other drug-addicted homeless kids took his cellphone and few personal belongings when they realized he was dead. That’s how things now work in our modern cities, it’s simply one of their many survival strategies!

I can hardly believe that I’m typing these words, as blogging should be the last priority on my mind right now. Incidentally, my first posting regarding this issue was published on 19 December 2008 - My child is a drug-addict.

I’m sure readers will understand that I’ll probably not be posting articles here for the next two to three weeks. I need to rest my mind, and also come to terms with the appalling reality that we live in a horribly sick society. Since when has it become the norm that parents outlive their kids? For how long must we as parents tolerate this scum-of-the-earth drug-pushing foreigners who have invaded our cities? Why is our government not making a forceful and sincere effort to crackdown on drug lords in this country? Is this possibly part of their ‘Volksmoord’ plan? These are just some of the questions that are rushing through my mind this very moment.

I need to shed some more tears now, so please excuse me…



Andrea Muhrrteyn said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I am really sorry to hear about your loss TIAMYSOA. Take your time to mourn and say good bye, till you meet again. Can't imagine what you must be going through.

About the reasons for some goverments not cracking down too hard on drug dealing, besides corrupt cops/gangs/politicians. I am not sure if this is the case here, but in the US, laundered drug money is frequently used by corporations on major stock exchanges. Corporate takeovers or buyouts are far cheaper, when you can loan laundered money at lower interest than from a bank...

More info in among others this book: Crossing the Rubicon by Michael C. Ruppert, PDF at:

Laager said... .....Click here to refresh this blog


My deepest sympathies.
May his soul rest in peace and may you all be reunited again one day.

Scott Pall said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Wow. That is such a sad story. As a parent, I can only imagine what you are going through. My continued support in the search for your child.


Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Every Day in this city we live in our children are being murdered by this evil and NO-ONE really seems to care - it is only those of us that are directly affected - bruised by this scourge that even know about what it going on - I live in Durbanville and work in a church full time in Bellville andf we are surrounded by addicts, desperate young people who most times have no "out" Rehabs are so expensive, there is no government funding and those that are Government Institutions damage the addict/child even more on their supposed 6 weeks of Rehabilitation - what is it going to take before we realise that this next generation is dying and if not dying then certainly so damaged what have they got to offer - I have been contemplating for some years now to try and get a meeting going to get support from the "people" to start a decent centre, with government funding - Do you you know how limited we are in terms of getting help for any addict off the street - Do yourself a favour go and park in Durban Road at any time of the day and night and watch the young people - going up towards Tygervalley and Edward Street to "Scurrel" a few rands from unsuspecting public, with "good" intentions and then making their way down to the station to go and score their one or two bags, some of them so desparate they hit the public toilets or park to have their shot, then make their way back up to start the cycle again. Some of them with young children in tow - No Hope, No Help, No Family, No Nothing - We assist with the runing of a House in Bellville, at alst count 40 odd young people desperately trying to change their lives, maybe 10 of whom are able to pay some sort of donation towards their keep - the current rate is R1800.00 per month and the rest survive on donations from the local stores and churches and do you know how many people are just not interested in helping? What is it going to take - how are we to tackle this - I drove around on Sunday night in Bellville looking for two youngsters that had absconded from the centre and me, in my Old BMW, a 50 year old white woman was offered drugs twice - wanna tell me we can't do something about it - perhaps we should start a vigilante group then we may get some notice ..... My heart goes out to you and cries out to the one living God for all the other desperate parents waiting for that call - I know some parents who have prayed that God rather take their child and I know many parents who are tyring to live with the fact that they have buried their children - and let me say to those who don't know - most of these kids are highly intelligent, creative sensitive children who come from diverse backgrounds not all of them come from Abusive familes, some yes but not all of them - ANy suggestions or thoughts you may have on how we can start a campaign contact me on pastorstarlet@cfcmorethanachurch.org.za or call me at the office on 021 949 4480 lets talk ... Ps Starlet

DR said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I am so sorry to hear this bad news. Deepest sympathies to you and your family, and strength through this very difficult time.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I am not going to say much my brother, only want to say I am deeply sorry for your loss, and believe me I am a sincere man. I have a son who is 34 and can only imagine what it is like to loose a child. Please rest and have quiet time and friends when needed. I am hurting for you.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hello, my thoughts are with you and your family. I'm from London and have through the grace of God put together 20+ years clean and sober. I will keep you in my prayers. AM. ( anonymous lurker to your site via lurking on SAS)

Adrem said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

My deepest symathies and my prayers are with you

Mike Smith said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Vasbyt en sterkte vir jou en jou familie, Boet. May the grace of God carry you through this difficult time. My deepest condolences.

Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

May G-D grant you peace. Thinking of you.

CrystalClear said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Heartfelt condolences.
Keep your focus on the good memories of your son.

Boer Seun said... .....Click here to refresh this blog


My condolences to you and the family.

May God strengthen and comfort you!!!

Sarah Maid of Albion said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Please accept my deepest sympathy, as a parent myself my heart goes out to you at this terrible time.

May God be with you my friend

Islandshark said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

As a father myself, my heart goes out to you and your family.

I cannot possibly imagine what you are going through, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

semperfidelis said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I´m sad to hear about the loss of your son. My condolences to you and your family. May your faith help to carry you through these hard times.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

condolences to you and your family. mike sp.

Zarky said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I am sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest condolences to you and the family. As a parent myself I cannot imagine what it must feel like.

Sterkte ou maat, daar is mense wat omgee oor ander onthou net dit.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog


I cannot describe in words how much this means for me and my family at this point in time.

This incident has caused wounds in my heart to run very deep, so I doubt that I’ll ever stop grieving for him. I suppose the grief will diminish over time, but the memories will always remain. My son was a brilliant and soft natured person with so much potential. Although I don’t quite understand why these things happen, I’ve accepted God’s decision to take back the child He has loaned us, as only He, and no one else, knows what is best for us!

My son’s memorial service will be held on Wednesday morning, 13 October, here in our hometown in Pretoria.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Please accept our sympathy. Keep your eyes on Jesus who is our salvation.
God Bless
Delva Pelser

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I too have an addict child..........and dread that inevitable phone call.......unless a miracle happens!

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The memorial service for my son was held this morning, attended by approx 40 relatives and close friends. Although I’ve made my peace that he is gone, there will undoubtedly be brief moments of sadness, that will overwhelm me when least expected.

@Anonymous on 10/12/10
I was also shocked by the number of people who have recently admitted to me that they (or a relative or friend of theirs) are also waiting for that inevitable phone call… or a knock on their door. It is quite obvious that our kids, the future generations of this world, are under a tremendous onslaught. This assault does not come from God, but satan, and Illegal drugs are not the only form of weaponry used.

There’s only one way to counteract this, and that is to put on the whole armour of God, as the Apostle Paul recommended years ago when he spoke to the people at Ephesus in Rome. (Ephesians 6:13-18) This was also the central theme at my son’s memorial service today.

Thanks again to everyone who left comments on this posting, and for keeping us in their thoughts!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Tia, our kids don't stand a chance againts these bastards! They're giving away the stuff for free just to get the kids hooked! The ANC government will only wake up when they realize how many black kids are also being targeted. God, I wish they come to their senses soon!!!!

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