MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Sivuyile Thanklord Crisboy Ncuthushe
Comments: 21
Article views: 1226
Latest Badges:

View all Sivuyile Thanklord Crisboy Ncuthushe's badges.

Is Gun Free South Africa an attainable goal?

09 August 2015, 12:38

Is Gun Free South Africa an attainable goal?

South African crime rate has gone to the stage where I would personally say is uncontrollable. What went wrong? There are so many factors that contribute to this. Others are of the view that we employed a qualified social worker to command the police instead of Bheki Cele who has have applied shoot to kill rule.

While Bheki Cele was in office the national crime have decreased from 2196948-2168259 and Phiyega took over and the stats shows that the crime rate have gone up to 2255751[1]. The numbers have said it all. This means changes in police management had an impact in crime stats. Not forgetting that there were also complains that Bheki Cele made police to be trigger happy. Nevertheless this is not the only contributing factor.

Most people and organization they say the problem is the number of guns in circulation to the country in such a way that they call for gun free South Africa. Last week in Cape Town a police officer was stabbed to death with a knife while having a gun.  Then a number of police officer were reported to be short and killed in the last past two weeks including this week. Their souls may rest in peace. This makes me worried because these are people that are trained and are paid to protect us, how are they going to do that if they can`t protect themselves? Last year I wrote an article about crime rate whereby I was looking onto their competence you can view it on I am not going dig details about that. But ask yourself are these people competent enough to protect us.

When ANC President Mr Zuma visited the family of the deceased police officer said, the question that South Africans should ask themselves is should we have a gun free South Africa or should we keep guns and die? Coming to gun free South Africa, how is that going to be possible. Does this actually means people should return their fire arms? As I explained in the above article only licensed guns will be returned. So if you want to have a gun free South Africa that is not possible because unlicensed guns are circulating and some still entering the country. How do dry the river if you did not stop the water flows from coming or at least redirect them. Unlicensed firearms are more than licensed gun. Check your stats most of crimes committed in South Africa are not committed with licensed guns but with unlicensed gun. Example Lucky Dube was said to be shot with a gun that was not South African registered and you know that you as freedom fighters had a way to bring guns from other countries to South Africa. If you did that do you think others can`t do it. Let`s say we agree that we want gun free South Africa and hand over the guns do you think criminals are going to surrender their unlicensed guns? Why don`t Mr. Zuma  just say, South Africans need to decide and deliberate on whether should we have licensed gun free South Africa so that criminals will kill us defenseless or have guns then die try to protect ourselves?

Any way I agree with the statement that says guns don`t just kill people but people kill each other. The question that needs to be discussed at this stage is what causes the high crime rate, then once that question is answered that’s when you discuss the measures to prevent that. This is caused by many factors that all need to be addressed equally. You can`t just say is because there are many guns in circulation. Even if there will be no guns knives will be used to do crime if there are no knives stones or sticks or will be used or hands who said people  can`t kill without all these.

When ANC government of old people is going to learn that before any problem could be solved it needs to be clearly defined?

By Sivuyile Thanklord Crisboy Ncuthushe


Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. 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.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Tony Birkholtz
Greed on the High Seas

Fish numbers on the brink of collapse are again highlighted by the WWF…and then we hear of Operation Phakisa which plans to grow the fishing industry in our bordering oceans of South Africa. Read more...

0 comments 446 views
Submitted by
Why more regular licence renewals...

With access to live data roads and traffic can be managed more efficiently.  Read more...

0 comments 315 views
Submitted by
Agent Smith
Throwback Thursday to a once pros...

The Zimbabwean story is such a disaster and a terrible idea, you would think that no sane person would ever try to replicate it. However, the South African government is following in the exact footsteps. Read more...

0 comments 312 views
Submitted by
Cecil Lwana528
Closing Africa's power gap

The power gap imposes high economic costs, electricity is the life-blood of any economy, it is the key to getting businesses to work, whether you’re in the agricultural sector, or mining sector.  Read more...

0 comments 48 views
Submitted by
Bert Hall
Where are we headed?

Our president can send the best people he can muster around the world (envoys he calls them) to drum up investment for SA but it won’t happen if he cannot ensure a constant economical source of electricity. Read more...

0 comments 670 views
Submitted by
Sean Beukes
A conundrum: To vote DA or Cyril?...

A conundrum ... Do I vote DA even though I'm not sure if they can save us? Or, do I vote ANC, in the hope that Cyril can save us? Read more...

0 comments 908 views


Press Code We subscribe to the Press Code.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions - Updated April 2012

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2019 All rights reserved.
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.