Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
6 Feb 2020
6:20 am

When families become broken from inside

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

We need to face the truth: the family unit is gone because of absent mothers and fathers, ethics that are situational and parenting that is just not there.

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo.

Sometimes, when danger lurks, the Bogeyman is all too familiar. The victim and victimiser in rape, murder and assault charges are those close to us. They are family members who were raised with us, by us … what has become of the family unit meant to the be the core of our society? In the Northern Cape, a mother was raped and killed by her own son. The night started with them sharing a bottle of wine under a tree, ending with a mother killed at the hands of a child she bore, raised and, ultimately, shared her last drink...