The level of lawlessness in South Africa has gone too far and hardly a day passes by without distressing news about violence and crime that is gripping the country.
It is how SA has become and news of gender-based violence, political killings, cash-in-transit heists, among other violent crimes, no longer come as total shock to most of the people.
Such have become habitual crime news, and the vicious killing of a car guard who was beaten to death in public in Johannesburg CBD is one such story.
The brutal killing will be treated like any other killing in SA in some quarters, thanks to the appalling state of lawlessness in our country.
The car guard was killed after he was subjected to an hour of assault, allegedly by a motorist who acted like a raging bull, according to a witness.
He was killed just two days after he started working on the streets to assist with parking cars. He died trying to eke out a living.
His death was as a result of being suspected of theft out of the alleged killer's car.
The car guard did not deserve to die like that. The honourable thing the said motorist should have done was to hand him over to police.