I am a single mother with a 14yr old son living in South Africa. Today I started to think about getting out of this country, yesterday the violence got to close to home. A lot of people i know have already left the country and after yesterday's escapades, a few other evacuated to other parts of the country. I can't sit around and wait anymore to see what will happen next, i have to take action, i cant do this alone, we don't have anyone to protect us. please click the links to see what i am talking about.
We are also struggling with load-shedding at this moment, where they are switching of our electricity for at least 4 hours per day. We are heading for a total black out very soon, the worst is that our mobile phone signal towers aren't running properly anymore, so we will not be able to communicate for long, next will be our water supply that will be cut off. 9 substations have already been blown up or burned down. With the national elections coming up we are expecting things to get very bad, very fast.
When i look at how fast things are escalating, we might be out of time.
Everyday we must hear on the media platforms how we are going to be tortured and murdered, how our land and homes will be taken, our children killed and raped. As a mother this is very unsettling. I need to do something to make sure my child is safe.In my current job i am working with these type of things everyday, and is making me very scared of the immediate future.
Our people are being tortured and killed at an alarming rate every day, see link:
Here is a few Facebook pages you can visit, you can also invite me on Facebook and see some of the things currently going on in South Africa.
I have to work 3 jobs to be able to keep my child in a safe hostel, where he can go to school without being assaulted, stabbed with a knife or worse. We can't be out to late or walk alone to the shop or play outside alone. People having a braai are being killed, ladies hanging their laundry out in midday are being assaulted and raped. At 14yrs he cant even go out and ride his bike. We don't even dare driving far or on main roads for the fear of being high-jacked.
I am currently working very hard on making the money we need to relocate, but things are moving so fast and the only way we will be able to get out of here is with your help. The main reason for this is to get the necessary funding for our visa's, permits, lawyers, traveling and to be able to start off in a new country.
You can contact me via e-mail: [email protected]
Thank you for even just taking the time to read this.