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So what is worse facing up to your problems or facing a Pappa in jail that will more than likely do despicable things to you?

Jacob Esel.

Imagine hating your life so much that you practically go out of your way to spend the rest of your life behind bars.

I just don’t get it. Some see it as tantamount to suicide. No matter how crap your life is, remember that at some point it has to go better.

Although it is difficult to understand and comprehend what goes on in the mind of someone else, it must be really bad when you wish it upon yourself to spend the rest of your life in jail.

You must also really hate society so badly that you don’t want to be part of it.

A couple of years ago there was a drive dry advert with the catchline, “Pappa wag vir jou” (Your daddy is waiting for your).That advertisement sure as hell scared the holy bejeezus out of me.

So what is worse facing up to your problems or facing a Pappa in jail that will more than likely do despicable things to you? I know what my choice would be.

But, it seems that for Jacob Esel the thought of Pappa is a way better option than trying to make a go of it in the outside world.

Esel had opportunity after opportunity to turn his life around, but it seems he wanted to be an underpants (always on the bum) for the rest of his life.

Why did he have to stay at school and try and make something of his life when he knew his family would provide for him?

Why did he have to work when he could just break into someone’s house and plunder it to fuel his drug habit?

Why did he have to go out and find a girlfriend and form a lasting relationship when he could just satisfy his sexual cravings with his family?

It seems he thought he had it made.

Little effort for maximum reward and gratification.

Esel started his life of crime in 2006 and spent some time behind bars. Did this not give him an indication of what it would be like if he continued in this vein?

He had every opportunity given to him to rehabilitate himself, but it seems he didn’t want it. It was all too easy to just take and take and take

And, if you didn’t give it up for him, he would use violence to get it.

In his so-called remorse before the court, he said he knew what he was doing and he took full responsibility for his actions. The only remorse I’m seeing is that he was caught.

If he was really so full of remorse, why did he have to go and disembowel that poor woman – after he had killed her – to prevent evidence pointing back at him? Is that remorse?

That woman’s youngest daughter found her lying in a pool of blood.

That memory will haunt her for the rest of her life. Her entire life has changed – all because he thought he could have what he wanted.

Maybe he should have got another two life sentences for killing the spirit of this young girl and also for taking away the life his elderly relative enjoyed.

They say you get what you deserve and you have to live with the consequences of your choices.

It just goes beyond comprehension that life can be THAT bad that you have to impose your choices on others.

Everybody has the right to choose their direction, don’t make that choice for others.