‘Terror rushes through my body and floods my brain, roaring in my ears. He shoves the gun against my right temple.’
Jani Allan recounts her ordeal of when she was held up at gun-point outside her Clifton home in 2001. She also weighs in on the new debate surrounding gun control in the wake of the murder of Senzo Meyiwa. Allan contends that a licensed firearm is a viable means of protection. She continues to diagnose a ‘gun culture’ image problem in South Africa.
Cape Town, 2001
It is one a.m. in the morning. I have just finished doing a radio show at Cape Talk in Cape Town.
I drive along Victoria Road in Clifton in the black, bandaged night.
As I turn…