Speaking to SAfm this week, Nxumalo rubbished Gardee’s statements and suggested the former MP allow the police and judiciary to do its job.
“It is a very unfortunate development in SA, but not a new one. SA is infested with a cancer of criminality from head to toe,” he said.
Some slammed Nxumalo, saying crime was a global issue, while others predicted the remarks would spark a diplomatic feud between the two countries.
Many said the spokesperson was correct and government should focus on fixing the crisis instead of trying to save face.