11 am in the morning, a very busy road, a very busy banks' parking lot. My mother walked down the stairs to her car and saw a masked man run around her car and come up to her. He pointed a gun at her chest. My mother screamed and ran back up.
She is alive an that is what is important. She said the whole time she was running up the stairs she thought she would be shot in the back.
The men had robbed 2 women and drove off in a stolen car.
I got extremely angry when she told me - not at her, but that our lives have no value to these criminals. Human life is worth R 2000 ($300 - this is how much a stolen car will sell for), or a cellphone or sometimes - nothing. (A friend of a friend was shot in the stomach and drove off and died on her own - they didn't get anything, but they took her life)
Anger at the criminals. Anger at the government for making this country a criminals paradise.