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Mass action needed against crime - FF Plus

2012-07-20 15:36

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.

Comments
  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-20 16:03

    Addressing crime in a serious and meaningful manner with the view to tangible results is not on the ANC agenda. Talking about it is on their agenda, but only talking because frankly they don't know what the hell to do about anything. Sorry FF, you can have mass action until you collapse, nothing will change.

  • julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-07-20 16:06

    Hang the bastards!

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-20 16:13

    Well in order to solve the runaway crime problem you need to take care of the root-cause. Get rid of the ANC kingpins, and a competent government must be put in place. Otherwise forget.......

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-20 16:52

    How about starting the march in Stellenbosch, and show your disgust towards the Stellenbosch mafia which bought hectares of land for R2500 just before the apartheid gvt was alienated in 1993 or those who got 99yr leases at R5 p.a! You can pass through the deeds office collecting proof, its a public secret anyway.

  • olebogeng.diratsagae - 2012-07-20 17:09

    and blacks also must much.Here in ottosdal yesterday a white police and his 2 friends went into letsopa location they beat a man in his house nearly to death.they neva even slept in da cell.so FF plus must know dat crime affect us all and dat before God we r equally the whites shud not think dat they a better and they deserve to live with no challenge.if its not happening to them who shud it happen to.dat a normal life challenges.

  • rob.baggaley - 2012-07-20 17:22

    Left right, double tap, left right....! Yep, no marching is going to stop the evil that has hi-jacked SA society. Too many jigaboos out there running wild now.

  • Thobile Lugwadu - 2012-07-20 17:45

    For me i think we need marshall law for three consecutive months. We do this voluntarily since we have descended into total chaos. After this ban has been lifted,most criminal networks would have disintergrated. Secondly,we can creat a company,with a ten cube amoured loadbin,half-filled with sulphuric acid. We go around villages , townships,informal settlements and suburbs,collecting illegal guns for a fee. This wont end crime but we can reduce it drastically and save lives. We will form our own intelligence and counter-intelligence structures.

  • buwaz - 2012-07-20 17:47

    Is clear the officer was at the wrong place at wrong tym,is tym the cops put their lives first than to b heroes,earn peanuts n go home safe than earn peanuts n b killed,may his soul rest in peace

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-07-20 18:15

    One sure way to do it is to privatise policing. Allow private companies to arrest and bring to trial criminals and pay them according to conviction rates. Licence them and allow them to work alongside the SAPS which might free up the SAPS for other duties. Desperate measures for desperate times.

  • des.cider - 2012-07-22 07:04

    Good idea! Let’s put the government away…

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-23 00:53

    What effect will mass action have? Nothing at all. It'll just keep people away from work. Something needs to be done. Rapists and murderers must be put to death. Violent home invasions dealt with in exactly the same way. Guess what? Criminal activity will drop. The jails will be less full. People can start living without fear. The government is soft on crime. The reason being that they are mostly criminals themselves, because they are dishonest and corrupt. By accepting the mandate to relieve the poverty and to deliver the people from oppression, and not doing so, they have betrayed them and should also be severely punished. They are not above the law.

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