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South Africa Must Unite Against Violent Crime - ANC

South Africa Must Unite Against Violent Crime - ANC

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ZNC) has called upon South Africans to unite against violent crimes which is the order of the day in that country. In a statement seen by Pindula News, ANC said the crimes highlight the severe problem of the proliferation of firearms in South Africa. The statement comes after 19 people were killed in taverns last Saturday. Two people were arrested in connection with the murders. Reads the statement:

SOUTH AFRICA MUST UNITE AGAINST VIOLENT CRIME

The African National Congress calls on the country’s security services to work with communities and all social partners to combat violent crime.

The spate of recent deadly attacks on taverns and other public spaces is clearly intended to spread fear through communities and across the nation.

The ANC calls on the South African Police Service and other law enforcement agencies to dedicate personnel and resources to investigating these crimes and prosecuting those responsible. These investigations need to establish whether there is any connection between the various incidents and identify those responsible for directing them.

These crimes take place against the backdrop of increased poverty and unemployment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the July 2021 unrest. They take place at a time when South Africans are experiencing a rise in the cost of living and the effects of load shedding.

These crimes highlight the severe problem of the proliferation of firearms in South Africa and the high levels of violence in our society. Part of our response to incidents of this nature is to address with urgency the social and economic conditions in which South Africans live.

It is vital that law enforcement agencies work closely with communities at a local level to improve community safety, intelligence gathering and policing. The ANC supports the work of the SAPS to re-establish Community Policing Forums. and calls on all communities to ensure that they are functioning and respond to the concerns of the people.

Through the Letsema Campaign, ANC branches will work with all residents and community formations to strengthen crime prevention efforts across the country. They will also support the Molo Makhelwane programme of the ANC Women’s League to encourage people to know their neighbours, secure communities and take forward the fight against gender-based violence.

The ANC welcomes the progress that has been made in strengthening the crime-fighting capacity of the state, including:

– the recruitment of the first cohort of 12.000 new police personnel.

– the framework for the nationwide re-establishment of community policing forum

– the establishment by the SAPS of multi-disciplinary units to address crimes of economic sabotage and extortion at construction sites by so-called business forums,

– the operationalisation of the Border Management Authority, including the deployment this week of the first cohort of 200 guards to vulnerable border posts.

The ANC is concerned by the reckless posturing of some political parties and groupings, who are seeking to use these senseless killings for political gain. If we are to stop this onslaught against communities, we need to work together as all South Africans to find and prosecute those people who want our people to live in fear. We need to work together with the police and other security services to make our homes, streets, businesses and public spaces safe and secure.

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10 Comments

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

When foreigners were getting killed you kept quiet as government coz you thought its your citizens rights to fight for their jobs 🤔 fyn.

kana mbudzi ichikwira imbwa musha wese unouchira uchiseka hanzi hona mbudzi iyi indururwani, manje rimwe zuva vachibva kumunda nemukoiriro unoita imbwa vakawana imbwa nembudzi zvakafuratirana 😂 zvikanzi p**** nxxh imbwa iyi yaku**** usavi 🥱 hazvidi hope zvinoda hope apa ini wacho ndane hope...


Phidza 1 month ago

Kkkk

pfutse k imbwa yaku tu ndi ra 1 month ago

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Greyhora 1 month ago

in a fair fight give us your Zulu or Xhosa thugs our ex servicemen will kill them like flies. Modherera kuuraya vanhu vasingagoni kuzvidefender. I urge the Zimboz down there to protect each other and squash the mad lazy South Africans


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

@ Greyhora
South Africans think they are GODs on earth, they kill foregners with the support of their government who don't get them arrested.
they don't know killing is easy, its jus that we Zimbabweans have a loving heart that respect our creator the almighty ruler of creation though we can also do unto them with ease 😅 kuuraya kuuraya harisi basa rinodzidzirwa ncch, nxxh shame on those d o g s...


Zvazvanga zvingori 1 month ago

Julius Malema was very poetic with his statement some 2 to 3 years ago when he said you are busy killing and chasing away foreigners because you complain they are taki g your jobs, when they are gone and still crime hasn't gone you will be after a fellow South African,.You maVhenda you are taking our jobs here inKZN ,and maPedi say maXhosa you are taking our and jobs and vice versa.The impediment to real South African growth is ANC just like ZANU, they appear militant but lack a developmental political ideology.They all employ the kill to retain power arrangement.To those who now know


Greyhora 1 month ago

@ jah 🇿🇼 tsvarie lets go down and teach them lesson they will never forget. Human life is sacred no matter our differences.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Although the problem of gun trotting in South Africa is socially and economically related, ANC Government must examine their laws governing the issuance of firearms.

Their laws must be reformed looking at the age of the citizens who acquire Firearms and how such firearms are kept in gun cabinets and not under the pillows.

Firearms must only be issued for the protection of cash and the protection of crops against Wilde animals.

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

We will show them what we made of
@ Greyhora 😂 ngavasati sizer we are GOODGOD people asi hatidi kuisiwa chigunwe ku**** kwakakosha...


kumu ko sho 1 month ago

😀



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