One of the most heartbreaking aspects of being human is undoubtedly the experience of losing a loved one, despite the unfortunate reality that we shall all succumb to death at some point in our lives. When the death of a loved one occurs at the most inconvenient and unexpected moments, the people who are left behind are crushed, sorrowful, and sometimes even bewildered as to what happened and why their loved one passed away. People who have been left behind are left heartbroken and heartbroken after it actually hits.
However, the pain is magnified when it is discovered that a loved one did not pass away of natural causes but was instead murdered. We are presently residing in a world in which, on a daily basis, innocent individuals are being put to death. Because of this, they are now in a state of extreme fear.
Recently, there was yet another horrifying account of two ladies who were murdered after being subjected to sexual assault and then stabbed to death. Both Masabata Phiri, who was 22 years old, and Angie Mafatshe, who was 17 years old, were murdered early on July 3 in the neighborhood of Tarlton in Johannesburg. When Masabata was discovered with a knife stuck in her back, she had just turned 22 years old. In a separate incident, Angie and her friend Basetsana Mazibuko were both victimized by an assault while they were out together with each other. After being raped, she was ultimately slain with a knife. Basetsana was the target of an assault, but she survived. The community tracked down and ultimately put to death one of the individuals who they believed was responsible for the crime by setting him on fire.
After everything that occurred on Sunday morning of the previous weekend, members of the community are demanding justice as a result. There have been numerous reports of tear gas and rubber bullets being shot around the entirety of Tarlton ever since yesterday. Yesterday in the afternoon, one of the suspects was located, and he confessed that he wasn’t alone; he named the other four persons that he was with when he committed the crime. After hearing his confession, the town, which was already outraged, set him on fire. There are currently three suspects who are at large. The police aren’t doing much to improve the situation, and instead they’re fighting with an angry community about it.
Sincere sympathies to the victim’s family, friends, and community; may the souls of the two angels who have passed on find the serenity they seek; and best wishes for a swift recovery to the one angel who is still with us. What steps do you believe should be taken to put an end to the senseless slaughter of men and women, in your opinion? Please express your thoughts in the comments section below.