We have at times, during this last week, sat glued to our TVs, radios, social media, news apps, wherever... We have seen horrific scenes of looting, trashing of goods, broken windows, ATMs smashed and ripped out (with piles of money stolen), crowds upon crowds gathering to help themselves to tires, fridges, Plasma TV screens, medicines, food… Then the looters went and ripped open storage units where personal goods were looted, and after all the looting, the buildings were set on fire. 😔
What we also saw within hours of the looting, volunteers started cleaning the main street in Durban CBD. People started protecting each other and human shields started forming around shopping malls that had not been looted, to keep the looters out. Community Police and Patrolling Forums and Private Security Companies started working with the police, as the police were totally overwhelmed. People of all ethnic groups working together at night, protecting their communities.
People calling in from other provinces, other countries, pledging assistance to help - some of the looted areas don't even have a shop to buy from, and there’s no milk, bread, baby food or nappies.
We've been told it's not over, but people are not waiting, they are starting to rebuild in their ruins. We cannot wait for the politicians, we need to start rebuilding if we want to make something of our lives.
Use this setback as a stepping stone, to move on and rebuild, NOT an excuse to sit back or even allowing yourself to get bitter in any way.
I am so convinced this maxim to be true. "𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚢 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚒𝚝". 𝙻𝚘𝚞 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚝𝚣
Let's keep Rebuilding South Africa, TOGETHER. We have much to do, no time to waste.
Today, we want to honour Madiba's memory and his vision of 𝙐𝘽𝙐𝙉𝙏𝙐, 𝙐𝙉𝙄𝙏𝙔 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙇𝙊𝙑𝙀 for this rainbow nation, so let's continue to do our part and help keep each other safe. Not only today, but every day. ❤
Continue to PRAY for South Africa every day and together we can ℝ𝔼𝕊ℂ𝕌𝔼, ℝ𝔼𝕊𝕋𝕆ℝ𝔼 𝕒𝕟𝕕 ℝ𝔼𝔹𝕌𝕀𝕃𝔻 our beautiful nation. Let's bring peace and calm to the #KZNUnrest. 🙏
For anyone wanting to assist us with donations to support the children and families in our community affected by this, please see details below:
Give a Child a Family South Africa Account name: Give a Child a Family Bank: Nedbank Branch: Port Shepstone Branch code: 139 828 Account type: Current/Cheque account Account number: 1398 047 244 Swift code: NEDSZAJJ Reference: *YOUR NAME*
Give a Child a Family Sweden Bankgironr: 5279-9954 Swish: 123 161 15 57
Dutch banking details: NL84RABO 0364618051 t.n.v. Stichting Vrienden van GCF te Amsterdam.
𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗨𝗦 𝗪𝗛𝗢 𝗦𝗘𝗘𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗥𝗘𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗, 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗪𝗛𝗢 𝗦𝗘𝗘𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗗𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗬 ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Now it is time for us to 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗖𝗨𝗘, 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗘𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗... 𝗧𝗢𝗚𝗘𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥!
We are witness again of the incredible strength and sense of community of the South African people. Whether is it guarding their community day and night, making calls to find out if others are okay or in need of help, making food or opening soup kitchens for the community, handing out groceries and much needed items for moms in need, making sure families are fed and not starving, standing in queues to get food, flying in supplies from other provinces, or cleaning up the looted shops and streets.. the list goes on.
ＹＯＵ ＡＲＥ ＡＬＬ ＨＥＲＯＥＳ ＩＮ ＯＵＲ ＥＹＥＳ！！！🙌🙌🙌
In the midst of chaos, we forge forward, serving, helping, assisting, supporting, cleaning, praying. 🙏🙏
Our hearts are very heavy about the current situation in our beautiful country, but we are filled with HOPE that we will overcome this as well. We will RESCUE, RESTORE and REBUILD, TOGETHER!We know ...