Personally, I’ve been having a rather relaxing Festive Season so far. I was dreading that the memories related to the recent tragic loss of my youngest son, and also my dear father who passed away peacefully soon thereafter, would maybe place a damper on things, but it did not. My strong suspicion that the souls of my two beloved ‘lost’ ones are far from lost, and are in a far better place than this hellhole, has obviously played a role to lessen the sorrow.
The list I have compiled below, which is nowhere near complete, draws attention to the fact that we are living in satan’s world. Pure logical intuition tells me that the state of affairs will not improve. In actual fact it is going to get far worst, but this does not mean that we must now become all terrified and paranoid about the future, for if we do that, then we will most certainly fall headfirst into satan’s trap.
Staying alive (and sane) is becoming quite a challenge in this modern day-and-age. Each individual has their own unique set of rules on how to survive in an ever-hostile world. Some people feel it is wiser to rather ignore what is going on around them, but I disagree with that approach, for it is neither safe nor wise. Although living a healthy balanced life is an essential part of the equation, I also think it is crucial that we stay alert, - read the news, stare at the horrors of reality, evaluate the risks, and take the necessary precautions.
An incomplete list of ‘Festive Season’ horrors:
- 2010-12-18 - Two prison officers killed
- 2010-12-19 - 'Angry' dad kills 6-month-old son
- 2010-12-19 - Child drowns as 'drunk' mom sleeps
- 2010-12-20 - Man hacks wife to death in front of child
- 2010-12-20 - Gauteng teen raped by 7 men
- 2010-12-21 - Western Cape cops held for theft
- 2010-12-22 - Robbers killed in Kranskop shootout
- 2010-12-22 - Man kills disabled brother, 60
- 2010-12-22 - Girl raped by friend's boyfriend
- 2010-12-22 - Boys, 14, held for setting man alight
- 2010-12-22 – South African road accidents death toll stands at 860
(As from the 1 December 2010 until 21 December 2010 – i.e. 21 days. And the holidays are not over yet!)
- 2010-12-23 - Motorist 32 times over alcohol limit
- 2010-12-23 - Two killed after assaulting granny
- 2010-12-24 - Two arrested for illegal abortion
- 2010-12-24 - Man stabbed to death in Sharpeville
- 2010-12-24 - Taxi driver mows down cop
- 2010-12-24 - Three caught after Joburg mall heist
- 2010-12-24 - Weapons and ammunition seized – Westville, Durban
(Preliminary investigations showed the firearms had been transported from Malta. Something real fishy about this one!)
- 2010-12-25 - R15 000 of drugs found in raid
- 2010-12-25 - Boy choked to death, dad kills self
- 2010-12-26 - Sandi Majali found dead in hotel, and the police are tight-lipped
(Hmm, intelligent 007 tricks, I presume! See my additional comment below.)
- 2010-12-26 - Eastern Cape father kills son
- 2010-12-27 - Man kills drinking buddy
- 2010-12-27 - Gran dies after brutal farm assault
(Related to the incident on 2010-12-23 - Two killed after assaulting granny)
- 2010-12-27 - Death toll in Nigeria attacks rises to at least 41
The death toll from violence in Nigeria has risen to at least 41 following a series of bomb blasts, attacks on churches and reprisals, police said today, as soldiers patrolled to prevent further unrest. Click here for more details.
(These latest killings in Nigeria have a direct bearing on one of the older articles on the sister site, TIA 4 CHRIST. See The Persecution and Genocide of Christians In Africa.)
Comment on Sandi Majali’s death:
Majali is best known for the Oilgate scandal, where he “donated” R11m from PetroSA funds - taxpayers' money - to the ANC ahead of the 2004 elections.
During October 2010 he appeared in the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court on charges of fraud for allegedly hijacking a mining company, Kalahari Resources. Oddly enough, the National Prosecuting Authority warned that the decision to release the businessman on bail would have "major" implications. I suppose they could not foresee that the implications were going to be so “major” that the man would never be able to speak again!