Mass action needed against crime - FF Plus

2012-07-20 15:36

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The crime situation in South Africa is intolerable and mass action is needed, Freedom Front Plus spokesperson Philip van Staden said on Friday.

Van Staden was referring to the Tshwane metro police officer, Sergeant Piet von Bekkum, 51, who was shot dead during a robbery in Pretoria on Thursday.

"A man who was employed by his city and his country to maintain law and order was shot. No one's life can be guaranteed in South Africa anymore."

Van Staden saluted Von Bekkum for his contribution to making Pretoria a safer place.

"Mass action against crime and criminals needs to be taken," he said. Von Bekkum was on his motorcycle outside the entrance of the Wonderpark Mall in Pretoria North when he was confronted by one of the robbers, who shot him in the chest.

The robbers took off with an undisclosed amount of money stolen from a shop, and Von Bekkum's service pistol.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said on Friday that no arrests had been made.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    ff plus publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

VIDEO: 5 scintillating RWC tries from the weekend
Meyer taking no chances
Butch happy with ‘best possible’ Bok side
Hooper slapped with one-match ban
Traffic Alerts

Are you burning the candle at both ends? Listen to your body and your emotional reactions. Know when to slow down or stop. It is more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.