ACDP: unhappy at sex crimes

2009-09-24 00:00

REVEREND Kenneth Meshoe, leader of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), has expressed unhappiness at the increase in sexual offences as revealed in the recent crime statistics. The figures, released on Tuesday by national Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, show a 10% increase in sexual offences.

Meshoe called for crime statistics to be released more frequently so that people can be empowered to respond to crime in their own communities. He said this will also enable them to hold the police accountable.

“Withholding this vital information from the public leads to much speculation and conclusions that government is failing in its most fundamental responsibility of protecting its citizens,” he said.

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