Shoot To Kill! !

Poem By Siyabonga A Nxumalo

So they burged in,
In a house in Richardsbay.
Tiptoeing like cats,
Armed to the tooth.

No questions were asked,
No answers were uttered.

Guns spitted fire,
That fire burnt a boy,
Instantly he was no more.

The comentator said,
LADUUUMAA! on TV.
Celebrating the goal
In a soccer match the lad was watching.

Someone said,
Laduma celebrating
That murder.


Stories were created.
To twist the truth.
To cover the murder.
To protect the perpetrators.
To eradicate evidence.

The boy was only 18 years old.
The statement said,
'He escaped from prison'.
Maybe the school he
Attended was a prison.

Shoot to kill! !

So police brutality continued.
'Fighting crime' is their motto,
Butchering innocent South Africans.

So, atleast 12 cops asaulted
Andries Tatane on 14 April 2011 at Ficksburg.
Jumped him like a
Dozen lions jumping an antelope.

Swamed on him like
A swam of bees on a hive.

Kicking,
Punching, and
Beating him with button sticks.

Then shot him, twice
At point blank range.

Shoot to kill! !
So says the honourable ministers
Of Safety and Security.

His crime was protesting
Against poor service delivery.

Defenseless patrons were viciously
Beaten by SAPS at the
Catz Pajamas Bristo in Melville.

Murderes are still free as birds,
Yet the bones of victims are
White as snow six feet under.

The motto carries on,
Shoot to kill! !

Public protectors have
Became paid assasins.

Power hungry hypocrits,
Are leading the country
ASTRAY.

Irrational leaders
Declare war on innocent
South Africans instead of criminals.

And they carry on saying,
Shoot to kill! !

Comments about Shoot To Kill! !

Akusenamvikeli womphakathi la eNingizimu Afrika. Sekusele izigcwelegcwele nje eziqedana zodwa bese zifaka nathi phakathi. Inkinga iningi ligijimela ebuphoyiseni ngenxa yokuswelakala kwemisebenzi. Alisayi ngoba linothando lokuvikela umphakathi.
really a great narration of the deplorable situation of a society which should be condemned..........a great poem.........
I felt the piece Siya. Deeply touched by it. Great thought!
I was so touched by this poem. I felt your anguish as you put the words to the keyboard. You have such a way to express truth. Please, be careful. Sending blessings of protection to surround you.....hugs
Great poem Ntate, im ver touched, very sad coz dis is going on and on. I heard the story of the young boy and could not believe what had happened, now they are covering up by saying the killer is unfit? Great story dat needs to be told, great poem.Great poem Ntate, im ver touched, very sad coz dis is going on and on. I heard the story of the young boy and could not believe what had happened, now they are covering up by saying the killer is unfit? Great story dat needs to be told, great poem.


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