I’m so sick and tired of our town. Probably our country but since I’m mostly here let’s focus on our town.
Quintus’ wallet was stolen. Long, long time ago. So he needed a new ID and new drivers licence. Typically young man, he has left it and only decided to do it this week.
He went to Hartbeesfontein (small farm town) near us. We checked the load-shedding schedule and they were supposed to be on. Well, he gets there and they have no water. So they are closed.
He then wanted to go to Bothaville but that wouldn’t work. By the time he would get there they would have load-shedding.
So he was forced to go to Klerksdorp Home Affairs. In town. Two blocks from the police station.
He was in line when one guy grabbed him from behind. One arm around his neck and the other a knife against his side. The second guy went through his pockets and stole his phone. Casually they turned around and walked away.
Walked. away. No rush. Arrogant. They know nothing will happen. At the same time someone else did that to a young girl in the from of the line. Someone realized there was a problem and took them into the building to help them.
As Quintus got close to his car another guy grabbed him. By that time Quintus was so upset, he just told him that he is too late. He has been robbed already.
This happens many times. Daily. It’s not acceptable.
Where is the security? No. Even worse, where’s the police at Home Affairs. They know this happens. Every day. Where are they? Don’t we pay taxes to at least be protected?
We need passports to travel. IF you survive the trip to Home Affairs.
We need IDs to renew your licence, to travel, to not get fines. But travelling to Home Affairs might get you killed.
It’s sickening that we just accept this. I’m currently very disgusted by our town. Is it even a town? I can’t even ride on the road since we have more potholes than tar.