A representative of Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre, one of my clients was on 3Talk yesterday ( on SABC3) as an expert guest, talking about stalking, its consequences and what the victim can do to get help, and of course, the discussion led to the Protection from Harassment Bill. So yay us!
But this morning was so full of drama my stomach still hurts. I found out my friend is out on bail ( he came over to see me), and my stomach started churning as soon as I saw him. I thought my ulcer was going to start bleeding or I would throw up I was so upset. He tried to talk to me about what he did, to explain himself, and I was not ready to hear it, so he had to leave.
Right now I feel like I'm never going to be ready to hear his explanation. I'm so angry with him! The whole mess never had to happen. At some stage, he could have stopped the fight and used some common sense.
I'm also angry that he has come back to the same neighbourhood where the victim's widow lives. How is she supposed to feel seeing her husband's killer outside, resuming his normal life? I'm not even friendly with the woman, but right now I feel for her.
"I want my old life back," I said to my helper after he left. "I want my quiet, boring life where there was no drama and my most pressing decision was whether to cheat on my wheat-free diet and eat a slice of bread."