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Turmoil so close to home

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mossel Bay is a little fishing village an hour away from where I live. Usually NOTHING happens in this town. It is one of the most laid back places, given to holiday makers fun.
Then suddenly out the blue DRAMA RULES.
According to the latest information, +-300 protesters are causing havoc in this area.

The protesters have cut off the towns entry/exit point with burning tires.
Photos are all from their face book page.

Since Mossel Bay only has one road in or out, this poses a problem for any folks trying to get out or get in, because the protesters are throwing stones, bricks and any other debris at passing vehicles.
The head of Provincial Traffic, urges Mossel Bay residents to be especially vigilant when travelling on the N2. She said traffic officials of both the Province and Municipality are on hand and asked that their directions be followed without question.

"People should also please not stop to have a look at what is happening as it may lead to further problems," she added.

Still vehicles are being damaged.

The sad reality, is that they have burned down a clinic as well as part of the municipal buildings.

Police are on high alert and the Public Order Police Unit of George is assisting local police to restore order.

Thankfully, according to police spokesperson Capt Wollie Fourie, no reported incidents of people being hurt as a result of the riots have as yet been received despite the fact that law enforcement were firing rubber bullets to disperse the perpetrators.

Its so shocking what is going on in the world right now. This time, its right on my door step. I cant wait for Jehovah to bring peace to this planet. Too many people are suffering and taking the law into their own hands because of the lack of justice they receive....sadly their way of handling the problem is still not the right one. Yet, when we try to tell them about the good things Gods Kingdom is going to bring in the near future...they dont always want to hear either. They want immediate resolutions and it is not ours to give.

Im praying that those I call friends and spiritual family are going to be okay.
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  • GINA180847
    That is just too close to you and your family. The poor desperate people that think this is the way to deal with whatever shortcomings are perceived. The Almighty has a plan and peace is promised in time for the world and its citizens. But of course most people are very skeptical and feel the need to act now. Too much rot for too long to make it all better immediately. Stay safe Celeste!
    1661 days ago
    So very sad. It must be so scary and unsettling at this time. Hang in there and stay safe. Sending lots of love.


    1675 days ago
    Sorry that it is so close to home. Scared I am sure doesn't even describe your feelings. Especially with your son going in.

    Sending love and hugs.
    1682 days ago
  • TERRY631
    So sorry to hear this. What were they protesting against?

    So much unrest and violence all around, and the ebola crisis as well. I so wish that people could be accepting of everyone's religions and ideas and understand that no one religion is better than another. stay safe!!
    1682 days ago
    I'm thinking of your situation there today with your son and his girl friend traveling past all of that (may they make it to their destination safely). What a mess...

    Rioting is so destructive.. people just are so frustrated and angry they turn into animails and do things that they wouldn't ordinarily be capable of *I'm so sorry to hear that is happening so close to your home.

    emoticon May Peace find its way to Mossel Bay

    emoticon Jane
    1682 days ago
    This is the way of the world...and makes no sense. Happens everywhere, unfortunately. People take advantage of unrest to make matters much worse.
    1682 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    It beggars belief that people, who are protesting perceived poor service delivery, then destroy what facilities they do in fact have. Do they really have so little understanding of the fact that funds will have to be allocated to restoring these facilities/traffic lights/clinics and the services they are demanding will be even further postponed?
    1682 days ago

    the world is scary and maddening
    1682 days ago
    Oh my goodness that it quite the news.. that must feel really scary!!!

    So you live in South Africa? emoticon

    Please Keep us posted.. emoticon

    emoticon Jane
    1682 days ago
    emoticon and scary

    Too close to home.

    Hugs Mary
    1682 days ago
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