BORN, BREAD AND BUTTERED IN WESTBURY

Westbury

I RECENTLY HAD A SKYPE MEETING WITH MY MENTOR AND SISTER KAISA OSOLA AND WE CHATTED ABOUT THE IDEA OF WRITING POSTS ABOUT LIVING IN WESTBURY, NON FICTION, REAL LIFE STORIES THAT INSPIRE AND INFORM.

I THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR 24 HOURS AND ON MY WAY TO ORANGE FARM, IT FINALLY DAWNED ON ME, LIKE A RAINDROP FROM THE NOW, GREY SKY.

WE’RE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING WARFARE IN OUR COMMUNITY, DRUG RIVALS HAVE MADE OUR STREETS A BATTLEFIELD. NOT ONLY HAVE THEY INFESTED OUR COMMUNITY WITH DRUGS BUT THEY’VE ROBBED MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE OF THEIR LIVES, THEY’VE TAKEN BROTHERS, FATHERS AND SONS, AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES. JUST LAST WEEK I HEARD THAT MY FRIEND HAD LOST HIS COUSIN, AN INNOCENT MAN WHO LIVED A SIMPLE, HONEST LIFE. HE DIDN’T DESERVE TO DIE LIKE A BLOODY DOG ON THE CORNER OF KRETZSCHMAR STREET. THERE ISN’T ONE PRAYER MEETING THAT GOES BY WITHOUT HEARING ABOUT A MOTHER WHOSE CRYING OUT FOR HELP BECAUSE HER SON IS HOOKED ON DRUGS.

WHERE IS LAW ENFORCEMENT IN ALL OF THIS? I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW. YOU CONSTANTLY HEAR ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT RAIDING HOMES, SCHOOLS AND IMPRISONING DEALERS BUT LATER THAT WEEK YOU HEAR THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SET FREE FOR CRIMES THAT THEIR GUILTY OF. THEY RAIDED A LADY’S HOUSE NOT FAR FROM MINE, THEY FOUND DRUGS IN ONE OF THE ROOMS, THEY CUFFED THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE, SHE’S INNOCENT, SHE HAD NO IDEA THAT HER SON WAS MAKING A SMOKKELHUIS OUT OF HER HOME.

DON’T THESE DRUG DEALERS REALIZE THAT THEY’RE LITERALLY SNIFFING OUR GENERATION AWAY? THERE’S MARCHES AGAINST THE DRUG DEALERS , POLICE TIP-OFFS AND STILL NO CHANGE. AUNTY SAYS THAT THE ARMY NEEDS TO COME IN, “DIT SAL HELP”.

THERE’S SO MUCH DREAMS WAITING TO HAPPEN, OPPORTUNITIES TO BETTER OUR COMMUNITY, GREAT PEOPLE-STEVEN PIENAAR, MRS FLORRIE DANIELS, THE PRINCIPALS OF OUR SCHOOLS, LOCALS- WORKING HARD TO CLEAR OUR COMMUNITY OF A REPUTATION TARNISHED BY PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF OUR COMMUNITY.

FACT: WESTBURY IS A GOLD MINE WORTH INVESTING, A PLACE OF DREAMS, A PLACE RICH IN HISTORY, A COMMUNITY BUILT ON FAITH AND A STRONG BELIEF IN GOD.

SO THIS IS OUR CRY FOR HELP, GOD HELP US, RID OUR COMMUNITY OF THIS WARFARE, SEND PEOPLE TO ATTEND TO OUR COMMUNITY. AMEN.

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