Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
It was refreshing and encouraging to see big shots such as Cyril Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer joining hands to form an organisation to fight crime.
One cannot ignore the urgency needed to deal with the violent crime ravaging our people, black and white, but I continue to wonder when blacks will be spared the racial abuse and attacks from whites, such as the racial abuse at the rugby Test match on Saturday.
This attack joins a long list of racial abuses blacks continue to bear, including the killing of blacks by a 17-year-old boy in the Skierlik squatter camp.
There were also the instances of bodies of black workers being thrown into dry-cleaning machines, a black child shot after being "mistaken" for a dog, a black farmworker being dragged behind a bakkie, black mothers being humiliated by young white students at University of the Free State, the recent racial harassment at Tukkies.
The list is endless.
Why is it that a country with a history of violent and institutionalised racism does not have anti-racism organisations speaking out against this? A country that has had 350 years of discrimination discourages its citizens from speaking openly about racism and labels those who do.
Racism is getting worse and we need to fight it.