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Annual crime statistics not a comfort

20 September 2012, 15:00

But when is government going to report on the following when pronouncing the annual crime statistics:-

Rhino poaching - Rhino poaching is organized crime and the onus is on government to brief us about preventive measures, arrests, prosecutions and sentences befitting economic sabotage.  Tourism is another source of the country's GDP and cannot be compromised.

Cable theft - Economic sabotage was the buzz word last week during the call to bring mining to a stand still in the country.  Preventive measures were hastily undertaken by the security apparatus of the country to arrest the situation. But isn’t cable theft economic sabotage perpetrated by organized criminals?  When is government going to take this seriously and the culprits receive punishment befitting their crime?

Corruption in government and private sector - When R30bn per annum is lost by government to corruption, it should send alarm bells and government should take preventive measures.  Economic crimes are being committed in government by politicians, officials and their surrogates with impunity.  Millions are lost to corruption in Municipal, Provincial and National government and we are yet to see the Minister reporting this sorry state of affairs.  Why is this economic crime which is tantamount to economic sabotage missed by the law enforcement agencies’ radar?

Human trafficking - This is another prevalent crime in this country because of lax border controls and corruption. This is another organized crime and its twin is contraband. The danger with lax borders - is unbeknown to law enforcement agencies we might be having terrorists sleeper cells inside the country.   But I’m still to hear or see the annual crime report covering the particular crime - human trafficking. 

Statutory rape – Maybe I missed it, does the minister ever report on this heinous crime?  Or maybe not because the ANC led government has already absolved itself from the scourge by allowing 12 year old girls to have abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

Lastly, why not have crime statistics monthly to enable the citizens of this country to take informed decisions and take precautionary measures whenever necessary?

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