ACDP : 2007-01-17 : ESCALATING LEVELS OF CRIME IN SA

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ACDP : 2007-01-17 : ESCALATING LEVELS OF CRIME IN SA

Postby GOSA » Tue, 2007-01-30 15:23

MEDIA RELEASE
AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
REV KENNETH MESHOE
17 JANUARY 2007

ESCALATING LEVELS OF CRIME IN SOUTH AFRICA

We were shocked to read another report about the violent crime that people are exposed to, which resulted in an 18 month old toddler to smear the floor and herself with her parents’ blood.

It is sad that this heinous, abominable crime that happened in Mpumalanga within a few days after the president told the public that crime in South Africa is not out of control.

The ACDP disagrees with the president and maintains that the unacceptable high levels of violent crime in our country are a clear sign that crime is out of control.

There is not a single day where one does not hear or read about the murder of innocent civilians and the rape of innocent children.

The government must stop telling the public to come on board in fighting crime while they fail to protect the whistleblowers. Too many people in our country got into trouble trying to expose corruption and criminal activities. The ACDP believes that whistleblowers must be rewarded and protected by the government from victimization.

If this is not done then violent crime in South Africa will not subside. The ACDP further warns the government that with every reporting of violent crime the chances of South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup are minimized.

While the ACDP wants to see a successful 2010 tournament in our country, we have to caution that if the government does not stop violent crime this opportunity might slip through our fingers. Criminals must be punished severely and taught that crime does not pay. Our hearts and prayers go out to the blood- soaked baby girl that was found playing next to the lifeless bodies of her slain parents.

Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP
ACDP President
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Steven Makhanya
ACDP Parliamentary Media Liaison
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