Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Farewell Sheldon Cohen

Tuesday brought a horrible reality about living in Africa and South Africa in particular to mind. Sheldon Cohen was the CEO of the company that used to be the majority shareholder in my company and was shot and killed while waiting for his sons to finish their soccer practice. Nothing was taken, it was simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time but it is hard to describe what a total and utter waste of a life it is.

If I was religious I would hope and pray that the perpetrators burn in hell but I know that isn't going to happen so I have to console myself with the very slim chance of them being apprehended and brought to justice.

At times like these it is very difficult not to call for the re-institution of the death penalty but this isn't going to bring him back and certainly isn't going to alleviate the very difficult times that his family are going to go through. Retribution just isn't going to dissipate the anger that people are feeling.

Sometime life is just shit. Farewell Sheldon, may you rest in peace.

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