We need therapy to halt violence

Violence is unfortunately always seen as the best tactic to solve problems in South Africa.

For example, the behaviour of Mamelodi Sundowns' supporters and that of Johannesburg taxi drivers reflect the psychological state of our society.

During the stay-away organised by Cosatu, the KwaZulu-Natal-based taxi alliance threatened those who defied the strike by going to work.

Cosatu's Zeth Lazipho threatened the National Prosecuting Authority with "blood on the floor" if Jacob Zuma is charged. The ANC never condemned such violent language.

The singing of Umshini Wamienhances the culture of violence .

The way that the ANC spews violent messages against Cope further creates the belief that violence is the best option in solving political differences.

The songs of war by supporters outside court in support of Zuma only add to the tension, as does the violent language used to attack former president Thabo Mbeki.

The behaviour at Polokwane by delegates supporting Zuma should also be condemned.

Our nation is obviously in need of therapy to cure this continual violent behaviour.

Laloo Mahabeer,Amanzimtoti