Opinion

Getting our crime crisis under control means starting at the top

21 February 2021 - 00:00 By Temba A Nolutshungu

Crime in SA has deteriorated way beyond the unacceptable. It is catastrophic. The country is still recognised as the “rape capital of the world”.

During the two years 2019/2020, altogether 42,289 women and girls were reportedly raped. According to police records, an average of 116 rapes a day were officially reported. As if that was not enough, in the same period 21,325 murders occurred, meaning on average of 58 people were murdered daily...

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