Having Mercy on Injustice by Ndaba Sibanda

Mhlophe heard the relative of the murdered victim
ask the peace-preaching relative of the murderer

“What qualifies you to pardon the murderer besides
your relationship to him and the associated benefits?”
Indeed the peace advocate had decided to unilaterally
forgive the murderer, to absolve him of the heinous crime
But how did you forgive someone who was unrepentant and unconcerned?
Did that action of forgiving honestly tie up with the tenets of justice and empathy?

 

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