Charnelle Hector, Hanover Park.
Blood is gushing from our streets and courts, you can hear the mothers’ heartbreaking wails and shouts
Innocent children and blameless babies are being wrenched away
And the ruthless gangsters continue to execute and slay
They continue to wield their weapons, to execute and obliterate the youth of our communities
They shatter and smash hopes, dreams and opportunities
They walk around as if they’re the sheriffs of this town but the devil is a liar and we will not take this lying down
Enough is enough! You don’t have a right to take a life!
You don’t have a right to have a God complex and cause so much strife!
Why must our children be buried before they could become who they were destined to be?
Why must the graveyards be rich with children who could’ve matriculated or gotten a degree?
Why must the graveyards be wealthy with the ideas and innovation of our youth?
Why must the graveyards be prosperous with our future leaders who could’ve been speakers of the truth?
Let’s anoint the streets with oil
Let’s reclaim back our soil
Gangsters don’t reign and rule and they are not in control
They didn’t get voted into power by any public poll
Our children have the right to be alive
Our children and teenagers have a right to survive!
They have a right to a childhood and playing outside should not be something so outrageous
Somehow, someway, there has to be a stop to crimes that are so heinous
Let’s unite Cape Flats despite the dividing lines they have drawn
Let’s unite so our Cape Flats kids can be celebrated and not mourned
This is our community and we need to pray without ceasing
We have to press through, breakthrough, advance despite resistance
Let’s link up and pray with unflinching persistence
Because God is alive, He is NOT dead
We’re waging war in the spirit because we cannot take anymore bloodshed