Underworld takes over our streets

2011-10-01 08:34

The rising body count is evidence that the criminal underworld is taking over and ­police are battling to control them.

Seven people have so far been killed in what ­appears to be related acts of criminality. And our security agencies seem to be far from solving the crimes.

Police appear to be nowhere close to knowing how to solve the murders, while our intelligence operatives are engaged in a fight over who becomes the next president of the ruling ANC.

The question is whether the underworld is ­taking over our streets and killing people with ­impunity with no response from the police?

The person who killed striptease boss Lolly Jackson last year managed to skip the country and is known, but hasn’t been brought back to face the music.

Now, Jackson’s lawyer Ian Jordaan is believed to have been burnt beyond recognition inside his charred car.

A suspect in Jordaan’s murder, Mark Andrews, was found dead with a bullet to the back of his head and his hands tied with cable ties.

Jordaan should have been placed under 24-hour surveillance if he was a suspect in the lawyer’s death, but it appears they didn’t know where he was, despite finding that money from Jordaan was transferred to Andrews’ account.

Are we going to solve this crime, or should we accept that ours is now a country in the hands of the underworld, where people are killed like dogs and life just goes on?

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