Our cruel world

Why do we have to suffer like this as Africans?
We are being, abused, tortured, beaten and arrested for no reason

Why is our country so cruel to us South Africans?
We are not being protected, we being sold out by our own government, our own police, our
own brothers and sisters

Our own law is against whatever good things we are doing, corruption is the only solution
and language that is understandable in our country

If you do good, you are against them, you have to be harassed, abused and arrested,
We are being sold by the people who must protect us

We are being mistreated cause we don’t have money to bribe or pay in order for our things
to go accordingly

We have to pay for our own protection, why do we have to suffer in our forefathers land?
The land that they lost their lives fighting for…

Is this the end of our freedom and the beginning of our sufferings and sorrows?

Is this the kind of freedom that they fought for?
The freedom with lots of blood shedding and the cry of our kids, mothers, brothers, sisters,
fathers, uncles, aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers

Why do we have to suffer like this in our own land?

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