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MEC blames crimes on Satan

2012-07-01 22:31

Johannesburg - Satan is behind certain crimes in South Africa, North West Human Settlements and Public Safety MEC Nono Maloyi said at a ceremony for two crime victims over the weekend.

"Satan has declared war on the people of South Africa, North West province and Coligny," he said at the reburial of the remains of Reverend Elias Maretlwa and his daughter Leki, at Tlhabologang sports ground outside Coligny, on Saturday.

The daughter, 23, and father, 61, were murdered, allegedly by his wife, and then buried in the bedroom of the family home.

"Satanism is the only wicked force that leads wives to kill their husbands and children, and for men to rape their own children," Maloyi told the approximately 400 mourners at the ceremony, according to a statement from his office issued on Sunday.

Two weeks ago, police discovered the National Independent Congregation Church reverend's badly decomposed body, and a skeleton believed to be Leki's, buried in a shallow grave under a bed in the house.

The reverend was reported missing in December, while his daughter disappeared in 2009.

The reverend's wife, and another teenage child, were in police custody awaiting a murder trial in connection with the deaths.

The wife apparently told family members that the father and daughter were in Botswana training as traditional healers. She said the two would return on June 16 this year. When they did not, after repeated questioning from locals, she allegedly revealed the whereabouts of their bodies.

The wife reportedly confessed to burying them in the house, which was regularly used for church services, because she was too poor to afford a funeral.

Comments
  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-01 22:42

    Poor Satan....the red little fella gets blamed for all of good ol' god's failurea

      Jaffea Joe - 2012-07-01 22:44

      John, r u not scared of hell???

      Press - 2012-07-01 22:44

      Yeah - and I suppose the police are never going to catch him either . . .

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-01 23:03

      @jaffea are you not scared of bigfoot?

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-01 23:10

      Yeah and we've all seen the horny red devil (not sir Alex Fergie)

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-01 23:57

      What I can't quite understand is why some countries seem to manage Satan's nefarious activity better than others ........ I am almost certain SA must be doing something wrong.

      tony.wardle.75 - 2012-07-02 00:13

      Beats blaming ..inter Alia .... The third force, the colonialists, apartheid, whites, Zimbabweans, rogue elements, poverty, big business, capitalists, COPE, DA or IFP. But NEVER EVER blame the ANC, apparently their excrement doesn't stink like us mere mortals?,??,?

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-02 00:43

      It`s a miracal apartheid wasn`t blamed !!

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-07-02 01:10

      I've heard the ANC being called many things, but never Satan:-)

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-02 01:15

      When they caught him, he will most probaly been suspended with pay

      carpejugulim - 2012-07-02 05:57

      Of course the easiest way out is to blame satan because it cannot be poor governance and empty promises that have left so many people without hope or jobs. It cannot be because criminals have more rights than civilians who in turn have more rights than the people who are meant to enforce the law (yes there are some good ones left). It cannot be because there is no real or severe punishment after comitting a crime. Far easier to blame satan than to accept responsibility and accountability and do something constructive

      christo.stone - 2012-07-02 07:05

      lol John! Hilarious xD

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-02 07:09

      Try anc, not donald duck or popeye of third force

      Amandlawhereto - 2012-07-02 07:31

      What about being innocent until proven guilty, surely he has to caught and tried in a court of law, or is he not protected by the constitution?

      elaine.vanjaarsveld.1 - 2012-07-02 07:46

      You have serious issues if thats what you think, you need to really rethink things. God is not responsible for the evil in this country.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-02 08:27

      This bloody Satan agent! He made the textbooks being late also!

      hugh.olphart - 2012-07-02 11:30

      Maybe he Ol'nick slew-foot need to be investigated. They are investigating lightening, so add him to the list of suspects as well.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-07-02 13:57

      Satan & ANC = BFF

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-02 14:59

      hahaha "are you not scared of hell" erm nope, now im just trying to get a good spot

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-07-01 22:49

    "Satan has declared war on the people of South Africa, North West province and Coligny" Well at least apartheid and the ills of the past didn't crack the nod on this occasion ........ and this is an MEC???

      phonis9 - 2012-07-02 10:31

      SATAN has two names his second name is A:N:C:

      Archie - 2012-07-02 16:30

      Thats why the ANC (devil)will rule till JESUS comes.He will destroy the anc devils

  • Jason - 2012-07-01 22:59

    With crimes as horrific as we see every day, its hard to wonder whether Nono isn't right.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-02 07:19

      Nay, it is only the ANC that is creating the illusion that there is a Satan, Satan always get the blame for humans choices.

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:29

      Agreed Jason. Just look how Satan tempted Hansie Cronje and Joost van der Westhuizen and made the good Pastor McCauley divorce his wives.

      asdhasgd - 2012-10-10 09:36

      Cant tell if troll or caught malema syndrome...

  • michael.a.devilliers - 2012-07-01 23:01

    Can we please fire this MEC - clearly not capable of leading (and blind) if she blames crime on Satanism.

      tertia.boswell - 2012-07-02 09:54

      Heck no!! We can't afford to pay for another government official who is "suspended" indefinitely with full pay!

      phonis9 - 2012-07-02 10:36

      o yes satan is to be blamed for telling the trolls to rape small babys,to high jack white peoples cars and to cut of their ears to make their mooty so that they can hear where the money comes from,wake up you idiotic uneducated excuse for a mec......

      Sunshine - 2012-07-03 01:22

      I almost expected to read she'd issued a warrant for his arrest.

      Vicker - 2012-07-03 07:58

      Latest news in: They finally managed to catch Satan. Charged him with possession...

  • daniel.v.wyk - 2012-07-01 23:08

    Then let us pray to God so that he can help us catch these soldiers of satan, so that we can quiet them once and for ever, so that we can live in peace!

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-01 23:13

      God recievies millions of daily prayers from South Africans. Surely after all the years he should have done something already

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-02 00:20

      @johncarlos - there is somewhat of a conundrum at work here. He put something in place way back at the time of Eden that is largely self addressing and self governing - it's called 'Cause and Effect' ...... if I understand it correctly, that is.

      huck.starr - 2012-07-02 04:15

      @daniel Amen to that brother. If everyone prays harder then GOD will listen. We need to have a special prayer week so we can all pray together at the same time. We must ignore these atiests who are sons of SATAN anyway.

      jacques.l.roux.3 - 2012-07-02 04:18

      If you look at some of the posts left here I can bet you God is not getting many prayers...

      jman.man.71 - 2012-07-03 09:21

      Yes pray. See if it helps. Or do something real about it.

      liam.groome - 2012-07-03 10:11

      @Daniel... Or... Perhaps actively do something yourself, instead of hoping the great force in the sky will do the work for you. You just had the wool pulled over your eyes. Blaming Satan is a great way of avoiding blame as a human being. @Huck.Starr You'd be more effective being actively involved in crime watch for a week. Since you have the time anyway, why not spend it getting your hands dirty... And stop being such a judgmental little dweeb.

  • jacqui.burtonpye - 2012-07-01 23:08

    It is sad that the third world just has no idea that the way they are stratified has nothing to do with skin color.....(Are these people categorizing themselves with idiotic per-historic comments like this?)

  • lownabester - 2012-07-01 23:11

    Satan = ANC, makes sense to me.

  • donovan.solomons - 2012-07-01 23:17

    They will blame anyone..., Apartheid, Satan, The Western World, as long as they do not blame the current government. Therefor, they can not be held accountable. Now i start wondering.... will Satan get a fair trail if he gets caught?

      thejustinlavelle - 2012-07-01 23:19

      Nobody gets a fair trial in this country

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-01 23:50

      I can't get the image of Satan appearing before the Arch at a Second Transition TRC hearing! It's going to bother me all night now .....

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:34

      @Donovan He's a slippery customer all right as he keeps changing like a chameleon. One day he is a snake and the next he is Barak Obama.

      phonis9 - 2012-07-02 10:39

      did u here satan just bought himself a brand new big ass plane to fly back to hell.......

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-07-01 23:21

    Funny how the all knowing and so powerful didnt see it coming and stop it from happening!!! or, was it his plan?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 06:51

      Hello, I don't see anywhere in the article where it says the All~knowing was approached with prayers and supplications. How do you even wonder whether it could have been His plan? You have an overactive imagination. Take your medication and stop using the Lord's name in vain

      merven.halo - 2012-07-02 07:22

      Lol Dawn, the only response you'll get is something in the line of: you're a satanist for questioning a failed believe system.

  • pgmdesouza - 2012-07-01 23:29

    This satan fellow is a notorious law breaker. He should be arraigned in court to face charges for all his crimes. What is the SAPS doing about this? Do they have an identikit out, that will shed light on how this individual looks like?

      merven.halo - 2012-07-02 07:22

      He might be our next president!

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:36

      I am sure they know exactly what he looks like as their reading material of choice is Little Devil comics.

      tertia.boswell - 2012-07-02 09:26

      Merven - "next" ?

      merven.halo - 2012-07-02 12:54

      @tertia, I won't give Zuma the title of Satan, I think if there is a Satan he'll at least have an IQ higher than 30.

  • pgmdesouza - 2012-07-01 23:29

    This satan fellow is a notorious law breaker. He should be arraigned in court to face charges for all his crimes. What is the SAPS doing about this? Do they have an identikit out, that will shed light on how this individual looks like?

      cheron.diedericks - 2012-07-02 07:53

      And here I thought juju was satan!

      jody.beggs - 2012-07-02 14:02

      @cheron.diedericks anti-christ not satan ...

  • sadrick.lottering - 2012-07-01 23:31

    Wat! Ag nee, regtig? In this day and age...

  • Cindy Mendes - 2012-07-01 23:31

    The devil will walk the earth, he will come to steel, kill and destroy...

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-01 23:53

      As he has done ever since he was cast out Cindy, but some countries seem to manage his criminal activiy better than others. Think about it ......

      Colin - 2012-07-02 00:01

      he will come to steel?

      huck.starr - 2012-07-02 04:12

      I just want to know what so hard about believing in GOD. Im not going against any athiest but i want know cause i am a Christian and proud of it but i dont understand why cant you stop trying to find a logical and scientific explanation? SATAN IS REAL AND HE IS MAKING THIS ALL HAPPEN DREADFUL.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-02 07:23

      And tell us Cindy, what is he doing with all the stuff he is stealing? Is he running a pawnshop somewhere?

      owen.finley.9 - 2012-07-02 08:25

      Satan was invented by the Catholic church. Get over your idiocy people.

      Antebellum - 2012-07-02 09:50

      huck, How are we supposed to take you seriously if you list David Koresh and Jim Jones as people that inspire you? You must be as crazy as f*&@. It is this kind of lunacy that will destroy your religion. These guys were both cult leaders and were responsible for the deaths of many people, uncluding the murder of hundreds of children. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_jones http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Koresh

      Lourens - 2012-07-02 11:03

      Cindy, don't be silly. People hide behind that whenever they can't take responsibility or explain something. The only thing that walks this earth and steel, kill and destroy are humans! And some of them are ruling South African. I'm sure they are more than happy for you to blame the devil instead of pointing out the real culprits.

      David - 2012-07-03 12:18

      Yes, he will come to steel, though with the recession he is finding it a tough sell. Interestingly, the MEC approached the General Organisation Department (Who have been pretty dam inactive) for comments on Satans where about. The G.O.D went on some rant about how we shouldn't be questioning them on anything and ....or using condoms. Not sure why they felt the last part was relevant

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 13:25

      we can only hope until that day, until then we live with the good lord molesting boys, killing, raping, creating poverty, only helping the rich, letting kids starve to death. judging, deviding humans, conquering.

  • pgmdesouza - 2012-07-01 23:33

    I've also just heard that this satan individual made Italy lose. He must be stopped. He's wrecking havoc all over the world. I think it's time the SAPS informed interpol about this odious criminal.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-07-01 23:37

    A sad story

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-01 23:48

    SHAME....the MEC...is SATAM....all the time....didn't they know????

  • nickvdt - 2012-07-01 23:57

    How does someone like this become MEC? I think if I threw a tennis ball into a crowd I could hit someone with more sense.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-02 07:24

      Religious freaks have been running this country for ages, why do you think Apartheid was so easily justified?

  • Lennon Chenga - 2012-07-02 02:15

    When u make comments like these, u've lost the whole argument!!! We blamed apartheid, which was very real!! But when we start blaming satan, can everything including apartheid not be blamed on satan?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 06:42

      Why not? Here's a people who “were God~fearing” but brutalising others for there mere fact that they have a different skin colour. I can bet the devil made them do it

  • mfundoj1 - 2012-07-02 02:58

    Lest not blame apartheid

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-07-02 03:12

    Satan = ANC???

  • inxsive - 2012-07-02 04:12

    blame anything and anyone else except the real problem. this country's major constituents

  • tobydt - 2012-07-02 04:41

    Get real MEC... Satanism isnt to blame for this... Witchcraft is :P

  • piet.boerie - 2012-07-02 04:59

    Well at least its not whites this time. How about the ANC are so incompetant they cannot fix issues of the past.

  • Ian - 2012-07-02 05:23

    WOW, you mean its not apartheid's fault, well as usual lets blame someone or something else, and this bunch of clowns are our leaders, i would love to see this on cnn, sky or the bbc. Do you people even realise what a joke you are?

      phonis9 - 2012-07-02 10:48

      SA is now run by rapists, thieves,womanisers ,sour loosers,murderers.....sounds like satan is sitting in the union building in pretoria........

  • strauss.steven - 2012-07-02 05:31

    John Carlos- jy moet dankie sê vir daai gebede van die Chisten mense- dit is wat die land nog aan die gang hou.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 06:07

      Amen! Ever noticed how even the most accomplished unbeliever calls upon the Name of the Lord when thugs are about to kick his unbelieving behind!

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-02 06:21

      How do you know it wasn't the Muslim prayers? Let me guess - because your beliefs are more important? If all the prayers still leave us with the most violent country in the world (statistically ), maybe we should try out other gods

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 06:34

      JohnCarlos, he knows it was Christians because he is a Christian. Besdies, it does not matter, Muslim pray ti Allah, who is still God!

  • stephanie.v.rooyen - 2012-07-02 05:32

    Leave the poor devil out of this!! It's human beings who murder and rape! Not the devil! You choose your actions, take responsibility. Satan is just an easy way out! Send her for a psych evaluation and you will find out exactly why she did it.

  • lebokgang.sparks - 2012-07-02 05:38

    I'm sure this MEC was deployed by the incompetent ANC of Zuma

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-07-02 05:39

    Blame it on the murderers and criminals.

  • victor.windsor - 2012-07-02 05:48

    How much money is the taxpayer paying this idiot a month to make stupid statements like this ???????????

  • Nicorien Le Roux - 2012-07-02 05:51

    Don't follow me! Follow the birds!!

  • strauss.steven - 2012-07-02 05:53

    this is for JCB www.bibleabookoftruth.com/IssuesThatCanKeepPeopleOut... - Australia

  • luzuko.qongo - 2012-07-02 05:59

    The devil made us do it!!! ha ha ha, MEC should have his head checked, idiot!

      pdevillet.patrik - 2012-07-02 09:01

      hahaha later they will also accuse the devil of having stolen the missing money from the taxpayers

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-07-02 06:21

    Hey W.T.F! I thought it was apartheid fault.

  • tom.vorster - 2012-07-02 06:33

    Bloody amazing! Elsewhere African women are being discouraged to wear braids because its UN-AFRICAN and then some cadre comes and trots out very WESTERN concept of the DEVIL. Come guys, you're either AFRICAN or youre not.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 06:38

      So Satan is a Westerner? Please, you are being tjatjarig. Puff

      tom.vorster - 2012-07-02 06:42

      @ Themba - wasnt it the same guys who arrived here on ships and then went on to steal our land who brought us the concept of Christ and the Devil?

      sekwati.robinson - 2012-07-02 06:51

      so PaasHaas just because we are black we're suppose to ignore that satan exists and that the Lord our God is the Almighty?.....you love causing conflict between races...why raise the land thing when the topic is about satan and murder

      tom.vorster - 2012-07-02 06:57

      @ Sekwati - believe what you want, who cares! Just dont blame some unseen creature because you dont want to deal with reality.

      sekwati.robinson - 2012-07-02 07:01

      ok sir..thank you

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 07:07

      If Christianity was brought to Africa, why do you claim that Satan is a WesternerN which implies that he lives in the West?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 07:13

      Before this turns into a Christian bashing exercise, Christianity started in the middle east. That it was brought by missionaries from the West hardly qualifies it as a western concept.

      tom.vorster - 2012-07-02 07:25

      @ Themba - slavery was also a concept developed in the middle east yet the lighter pigmented humans are the ones who are constantly reminded about their adoption of this abhorrent practice.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 07:39

      Changing the subject, aren`t we. Sorry dude, I'm not taking the bait :)

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-02 07:42

      @Themba. Christianity as a formal religion is a Roman(Western) concept. The bible was not compiled by Jews

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:46

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Truly amazing. The missionaries convinced to indigenous people that there was a white guy with his head in a yellow light bulb wandering around the Middle East 2000 years ago doing magic tricks. And they are still falling for it. Which is why we now have character like the Huck fellow coming to Africa peddling the new American Jesus version and those guys in Maria fleecing millions from the unthinking with their African version. PAH!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 07:53

      Zaatheist, you only know “indigenous” christians? Wow! Did you have stupid for your breakfast!!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 08:02

      JohnCarlos you lie! Please name just one Roman who wrote any Chapter in the Bible

      Izak - 2012-07-02 09:15

      @themba - You should study Christianity's history before making a comment like that. The 14 Epistles in the New Testament are all accredited (albeit erroneously) to Paul of Tarsus (Turkey). Paul was a Roman citizen.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 16:34

      Izak according to the scripture Paul was from Tarsus, which is in Eastern Europe. where is your reference that he was Roman? Secondly, you've mentioned a few chapters which he wrote, who else in the West wrote the rest of the Bible. I hope you were not excited by the thumbs up. Any retard is capable of clicking whatever they fancy. And some people having been raised on a racism diet, they see a post attached to a black name their knee-jerk reation is to click a thumbsdown. But like I said, retards live among us

      Izak - 2012-07-02 17:55

      @Themba. I am a racist against ignorance only, not the colour a person’s shin. Acts25:11 "For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar." Only Roman citizens had the right to appeal to Caesar. What’s more, Paul was a self appointed apostle. Perhaps one day you will realise the magnitude of this concept alone. I can carry on. We do not know who wrote the Bible. Every single verse in it is based on hearsay. In fact, not even hearsay, but hearsay upon hearsay. None can be proven as factual. The reader who accepts it as God’s Word or the truth, does so in faith. In other words, one has to take it with a pinch of salt. Oh, and by the way, I did not say he was a Roman. However, what I did say is that he was a Roman citizen.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 18:15

      Izak, amongst a number of what I regard as contradictions in your argument, you dispute the notion that the Bible was compiled by Jews, yet you also admit that “we do not know who wrote the Bible ...” I find your reasoning unsound. We'll just have agree to differ. I rest

      pharrel.chinyoka - 2012-07-03 07:49

      @izak. and if you read the 14 epistles of the old testament, does he not mention he is a JEW????

  • Philip Nel - 2012-07-02 06:41

    Wow this just proves how uneducated they are . LOL

  • mapepaki - 2012-07-02 06:43

    what a load of rubbish.... satan, witches, warlocks, etokoloshi, they do not exist its an excuse. Always looking for someone to blame. Try blaming the ANC.

  • toofaan.monsoon - 2012-07-02 06:49

    Great ! This MEC is the new Dr Beetroot. Keep on finding excuses for why SA is going downhill. Don't look inwards. The only Devil here is the one that exists in the thinking and hearts of the corrupt, raping and murderous swine in this country. And by not acknowledging this, this MEC protects (and serves) that real Devil.

  • Vince.York - 2012-07-02 06:53

    Oh LORD, has moegoe moegoe been around again?

  • Boereroo - 2012-07-02 07:00

    And so the religion bashing by hundreds of so called intellectual atheist trying to be funny begins. Yawn Yawn. Nothing new from you bunch

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:51

      But it is funny to see you god believers falling over each other in praise of the imaginary sky daddy and trying to justify the stupidity of believing in something without evidence.

      dustin.mccrindle.5 - 2012-07-02 16:13

      @ Boereroo, I wanted to post the same thing, bro. It does get momotinous, all the God bashing. But its heartbreaking how many people on here are so lost!\r\n\r\nIt also amazes me that they'll claim that being liberal and free is right, yet so strongly oppose any view (especially Christian or other religious views) when they preach freedom? If an athiest can spread their gosple of 'fact' on here then they should welcome the fact that there is no logical explanation for how the world, or life, or any matter at all came into being but besides by the hand of a creator/designer.\r\n\r\nScience itself proves what a marvel life is and how complex it is

  • wilhelm.grobbelaar - 2012-07-02 07:04

    Satan is evil but cannot be blamed for peoples choices. And by the way. Wasn't satanism declared as a religion and that by this virtue protected against prosecution a couple of years ago. What can I say, you sow what you reap. I think Maloyi doesn't know what he is talking about. arrest and execute the murderers and the rapist and see how fast South Africa improves again.

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:54

      So what can we blame Satan for? Hansie said Satan made him do it!

  • Gerda Malherbe - 2012-07-02 07:05

    Uuuhhhmmm, Nono. Satan is behind ALL evil, not only this one

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-07-02 07:06

    it's not satan, it's hansie cronje!

  • rallele.ashley - 2012-07-02 07:09

    Going thru dis comments makes me wonder y so many ppl r defending satan.

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:55

      Because Satan is a good guy. God is the baddy. People killed by God in Bible: 2,473,633 People killed by devil in Bible: 10 http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-has-killed-more-satan-or-god.html

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-07-02 08:45

      Zaatheist, you actually got thumbs up. For saying satan is a good guy, and God is baddy. I'm speechless. So speechless.

      dave.prinsloo - 2012-07-02 08:50

      i would also defend the tooth fairy if she was blamed for murders. Believing in satan, as christianists do, is to evade the serious social problems we have to deal with. Wake up!

      pdevillet.patrik - 2012-07-02 09:08

      ratsaka,relax none of them is proven to exist.

  • Sue - 2012-07-02 07:13

    Seriously?? And the MEC knows this how? Religion catches the flak for many things, fairly or unfairly, depending on your point of view, but in this instance, the 'horned one' should not be blamed. That's just a cop-out to try and explain really bad human behaviour.

      zaatheist - 2012-07-02 07:59

      What makes the MEC more wrong about god, Jesus, devils and demons than the Pope. What makes you so sure that your version of god, and what the devil does, is right and his is wrong.

  • audrey.vanderwath - 2012-07-02 07:16

    Satan... Really??

  • Ryno - 2012-07-02 07:17

    well - at least they did not blame apartheid for this!!!

  • zaid.personal - 2012-07-02 07:19

    That's just great Mr MEC, go ahead and allow the criminals to abdicate responsibility for their actions. Satan can NEVER make anyone do anything they don't want to do. That little idiot can only whisper ideas into your head. Whether or not you choose to act on those whispers is entirely your decision. This takes accountability to an all time low. Of course, if you don't believe in Satan, that just means that you don't even have an excuse about where you got the horrific ideas to begin with.

  • andriette.bergakker - 2012-07-02 07:26

    People who decide to break the law and not owe up to their actions commit crime, not a supernatural entity who is masterminding behind the scenes. What is next? Releasing criminals from jail because the devil bullied them into commiting crime?

  • tom.vorster - 2012-07-02 07:29

    So in future instead of prison warders we going to hire exorcists, while we're at in why dont we just start up a South African version of the Inquistion - that should solve the crime problem once and for all.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-02 07:34

      You can stop being a drama queen now. The MEC may have said something you find idiotic, but the article says \certain crimes\ not ALL \r\ncrimes

      Press - 2012-07-02 14:03

      @themba - limiting it is good news from the ANC - that should cut back on the corruption bill as far as hiring BEE exorcists are concerned . . .

  • sharon.volker - 2012-07-02 07:37

    And these are the intelligent people that rule our country ?????

      vivian.harris.73 - 2012-07-02 07:51

      Intelligent would mean they know something about something....They don't have a damn clue what they doing....