vita nova Posted May 26, 2010 Report Share Posted May 26, 2010 Firstly my apologies if this post comes out all crooked, I am not very adept at these things but am learning fast.Vita Nova is Latin for NEW BEGINNING which is what we are dreaming of.We are from Bloemfontein, 43 and 42 years respectively with our 2 kids of 4 and 12.We have been thinking of making the move to Aus but there was always something keeping us back.On reconciliation day 16 December 2009 my son, who was still 11 years old, and his nephew nagged to go get a dvd. Normally they go nowhere without me taking them, but that day my car was still in for repairs and they were closed for the holiday. They nagged so consistently, that I finally agreed that they can walk the 2 blocks to the shop.Two robbers came from behind them and when they started running the 2 men chased them with knives. Unfortunately my sons foot slipped and he fell on the tar road. One of the assailants got on top of my 11 year old son and held the knife to his throat. The other one felt through his pockets and said he must give them his stuff or he will kill him. They took R 20.00. Luckily he didnt slit his throat but kicked his face head and torso black and blue. His nephew ran and screamed for help, but the people living in the townhouses were too afraid to assist as they would become targets too and went inside and watched from the window. An elderly gentleman of approx 70 years picked up the nephew with his car and they drove to my son who have already started trying to get home.To this day I will never be able to forgive myself for the fact that I endangered my sons life by allowing him to walk the short distance to the shops. Although the odds are against us, I will not leave a stone unturned in my quest to get my children to a safer country.There, now finally I am not a lurker anymore. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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