I was in shock when I came to Johannesburg. I had no idea how dangerous it actually was before I arrived. I was told to always keep the door closed and window when driving, and not to open for anyone. When I was driving in the middle of nowhere, I see signs saying “ No stopping for the next 5 KM.” Just because it was a lot of farm homes there, which means you are very much likely to get robbed/ killed on that road. Being a farmer in Johannesburg is one of the most dangerous things you can do, but imagine! That’s all they know. That’s their life. They don’t know anything else. That’s what they got, what they are toughed. It is not easy leaving everything you have, and 99% of them keeps living there. But one story I heard broke my heart in to a thousand pieces! I was told that there was little brother and a big sister, they hang the big sister in a tree - but not so she died right away, then they threw boiling water on her and tortured her and forced her little brother to watch it only to murder him later as well. The people who do it think murdering and tour-touring someone is a sport. And they do it for nothing, they don’t even steal things most of the times.
I must just say, appreciate everything you got, because you don’t know how lucky you are to live in a safe environment, and have a roof over your head, food in your stomach and clean water 💛 💛 💛