'ANC's fight against crime shows success'

2012-09-20 14:45

Cape Town - ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga welcomed the 2011/12 crime statistics released by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday.

"The statistics, which reflect a significant decline in various serious crimes, clearly demonstrates that the ANC government’s crime-fighting efforts continue to bear fruit," he said in a statement.

The continuous year-on-year decline in serious crimes, such as murder, cash-in-transit heists, car hijackings, and bank robberies, showed the crime-fighting achievements recorded during the 2010 Soccer World Cup were intensifying, he said.

"We are confident that government will indeed continue to deepen its progressive crime-fighting strategies in this regard, to ensure that South Africans are not only safe, but also feel safe."

Motshekga agreed with Mthethwa that slow declines or increases in other forms of crimes, such as drunken driving, and business and house robberies, would require a review in crime-fighting strategies in those specific areas.

Society had a huge role to play in partnering police to eradicate crime, as some of these criminals lived among communities, he said.

Purchasing stolen goods, which in some instances were taken from murdered victims, expanded the market for illicit goods and undermined crime-fighting efforts.

"We congratulate the brave men and women in blue, under the able leadership of Minister Mthethwa, [national commissioner] Riah Phiyega, and their teams, for their continued efforts to build safer and more secure communities," he said.

  • aspruyt - 2012-09-20 14:56

    And the statistics are skewed as we all know...

      jeremy.thewasp - 2012-09-20 15:13

      The fact that Top Cops are part and parcel of top crime syndicates makes me shake my head and laugh at whatever stats they would like to produce To applaud the SAPS is nothing more than laughable, they and our pathetic justice system is a absolute joke.. Try bribe a Cop 18 years ago you would have been locked up for 5 years Now it's the norm...and expected.. Go tell Farmers that voilent crime and savage murder is down Mr Mthethwa ...I wish you luck What a load of rubbish...

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-20 15:15

      these anc thugs must just shove their reports where it don't shine..! They are LYING!

      johan.vanhoff - 2012-09-20 15:15


      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-20 15:17

      ANC is the crime.

      jeremy.thewasp - 2012-09-20 15:34

      Mr Mthethwa - if I was you I would hide my face, not brag boet.. Zuma,Selebi,Cele Mdluli, Shaik - Top ANC politicians and Top Cops..all corrupt, bust and should be in jail ...yet they walk the streest, hold Top jobs, earm monster salaries and play Golf... So embarrassing yourselves....something you do everyday.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-09-20 15:41

      bwahahahahahaha, do you think that we are as gullible as juju's supporters,your stats are a load of cr@p.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-20 15:43

      What 'fight against crime' ??? They still won't prioritize farm murders and every week some poor family is being attacked in their homes. THE ANC ARE A JOKE!!!

      mike.dufham.7 - 2012-09-20 15:48

      What absolute cr@p. Do they think we are fools to believe this bullsh@t? What about statistics showing levels of crime & corruption in government?

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-09-20 16:23

      Our crime stats will have to be verified by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Last year the audit was fine - let's hope this year's is too. What happens is the UN Office check mortuary records, to verify the murders. Read for analysis of crime. Lizette Lancaster will write a report following confirmation from the UN that the stats are accurate. There is probably under-reporting of rape stats from rural areas and cases where car-jackings have been listed as normal robberies. Crime is still unacceptably high. It makes sense that it has fallen a bit as the percentage of people out of work or without welfare has fallen (mainly the latter category as unemployment is static). The ANC need to do a lot more to improve crime. There are areas where it is safe to walk around at night but that is still the EXCEPTION to the rule. Most places are no-go areas at night! I very much doubt the ANC can DELIVER stats that pull the wool in front of the eyes of the United Nations Office on Drugs on Crime.. ie I don't think they are capable enough to hide stats from them.. How many articles will News24 publish that say the same thing?

      travis.vermaak - 2012-09-20 16:48

      Crime stats calculated and presented by criminals.....Pffft not worth the paper they written on.

      Robin - 2012-09-20 17:08

      Success? You ANC dont know the meaning of the word, so please don't call your efforts such! 300 less killed and now success? what a joke

      bobo.jane.1 - 2012-09-20 20:46

      Why is it the that the CPF and SAPS crime stats doesn`t even remotely correspond ? Is it perhaps that the CPF`s doesn`t have anything to hide and just want a true reflection of crime in their areas ? After all they can not lie to the community...They are the community.

  • rbphiri - 2012-09-20 15:01

    "The statistics, which reflect a significant decline in various serious crimes, clearly demonstrates that the ANC government’s crime-fighting efforts continue to bear fruit," Hahaha please tell me another joke! the anc fighting crime??? so you fighting yourselves. How can you come out to say your fighting crime when there is still criminals within your party.

      wilhelm.grobbelaar - 2012-09-20 15:19

      lol. Yea. There's more crime going on in the ANC than in the country.

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-20 15:54

      and here's a picture of our cops fighting crime!

      adriaan.delange.94 - 2012-09-20 16:11

      You nailed it on the head RPhiri. This figures are cooked to obtain more votes for themselfs. They most probebly only give figures the man on the street are aware of.

      max.reynecke - 2012-09-20 17:16

      RPhiri, I once read one of your articles and I was impressed, but I really like your way of thinking more and more. Become a politician, you have got my vote.

      rbphiri - 2012-09-20 18:37

      Thank you guys!

  • TheDifference - 2012-09-20 15:03

    You are joking right? Yay, lets all rejoice that only 50 people are being murdered a day, or that rape is the new consensual sex method! Police are capable, but Gov and justic system ties their hands behind their backs so much that bringing them to jail is a joke. Criminals allowed pardons, rapests let loos because of being a day late to court, fraud and corruption unpunished. Its a complete and utter free for all. If you want to win the war against crime, KNOW WHAT SIDE YOU ARE ON GOV!

  • loki.scribus - 2012-09-20 15:04

    A decline in serious crime is due to fewer people committing those crimes, not the ANC.

      busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-09-20 15:17

      Well tell DA gangsters in WC to stop abusing drugs n sex

      loki.scribus - 2012-09-20 15:22

      That doesn't even make sense in this context. Try again.

      sean.carbutt - 2012-09-20 16:08

      busi, you be on da rong thred man, da childrens section is somewhere else

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2012-09-20 15:06

    I don't have the figures, but during 2010, a significant number (30 000) of new policemen were appointed. There was also significant increases (15%++) in the budget allocated to SAPS over the years. Now, given all these increases in manpower and money spent, are we getting value for money given the small percentages of decreases in crime rates? Methinks not! In addition, we, the taxpayers have to fork out significant amounts to security to safeguard our lives, at the very least, this expenses should be made tax deductible, as I see this as a failure of the state to provide a safe environment.

  • boris.lenagry - 2012-09-20 15:06

    really? how dof do you think we are?? crime fighting starts at the top.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-20 15:07

    Only the cANCer can congratulate themselves on stats that they have themselves created, and then use them as a bragging tool. Makes the mind boggle.

  • derek.smith.12177276 - 2012-09-20 15:10

    now kids today im going to tell you the story of the little garden fairy who lived in never never land.....once upon a time.......

  • lielie.smit - 2012-09-20 15:12

    Ha Ha! Bedtime story, fantasy. But to the rest of us poor buggers? A bloody horror. Idiots! Beliefe the BS they sell themselves.

  • jessica.main.501 - 2012-09-20 15:14

    Dont see any different. rape, murder , child abuse, robbery, corruption, are still happening every day.

  • tertius.aswegen - 2012-09-20 15:16

    who are they kidding. police minister and education ministers must be the single most useless in incompotent people ever. their departments can consistently be disasters yet they have jobs . atleast they know how to doctor the figures. o wait there is someone more useless than them... their Boss!!!! jz the joke

  • wilhelm.grobbelaar - 2012-09-20 15:17

    Yea the ANC's fight against crime shows success. Then WTF about the e-tolling. That's theft of the highest caliber. So I think there's an error in the statistics.

  • msard - 2012-09-20 15:20

    What a Joke ! If you want to fight CRIME then you need to GET TOUGH, how?? Change the Law in this country and throw the book at criminals in the harshest possible way with heavy sentences and no option for parole !!!!

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-09-20 15:20

    Their fight against (being charged with a) crime is a success because they getting away with all the corruption and stealing and nobody gets arrested or do jail time. As for the stats that they reffering to...tell that to the countless victims.

  • bevan.carpenter.1 - 2012-09-20 15:27

    and the propaganda machine rolls on...

  • mshiniboys - 2012-09-20 15:31

    Like chrismas father and the tooth fairy.It really is true.

  • darryl.maze.3 - 2012-09-20 15:31

    The ANC can keep there stats. Its all just sucked out there thumbs. We all know the crime is far far worse. Top cops are corrupt. Guess the ANC are gonna throw a big R100mil party and celebrate. Bunch of idiots

  • julius.hond - 2012-09-20 15:34

    unfortunately, the masses think this is true..... the fools who run this country makes me sad!

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-20 15:35

    Bloody Liers!!!!

  • julius.hond - 2012-09-20 15:38

    They release prisoners because the jails are too full! How the hell is crime on the decline then? my house have been broken into 9 efin times in the last 2 years! arggghhh!!!!!

  • hendrikvs - 2012-09-20 15:38

    And you think all being as stupid as you are to believe this myth?

  • joyce.beeton - 2012-09-20 15:43

    Bull#$*! If you believe this drivel you'll believe anything!!

  • bertus.pretorius.1 - 2012-09-20 15:43

    Awww, how sweet. Will the ANC powers now give up their fancy security walls and systems at their home? Or even abolish the blue lights they so like? How about the body gaurds?

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-09-20 15:46

    Yeaaah well, I'm still never taking evening walks or hiking to secluded areas (that were once peaceful and tranquil) again. I damn well miss them too, but a certain encounter with 3 guys has changed my habits...

  • crystal.core.5 - 2012-09-20 15:49

    What an unbelievable load of rubbish: the ANC doctoring the crime statistics doesn't give us any reason to celebrate. Violent crime, Racial Hate Crimes and Murders are as high as ever. There is no detail in the statistics which we know have been manipulated, and more importantly no mention of actual conviction rates for murders in South Africa which is disastrously low. Like last year, our murder rates are 'reportedly' down a fraction of a %, but our homicide rates are through the ceiling - highest p/p in the world and then some. If you can believe this, we must be the most unluckiest nation on earth, accidentally dying and all over the show... Yet anohter ANC success story!

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-09-20 15:57

    The crime stats are a direct result of the demographics in the poverty stricken areas. If The ANC got rid of poverty there would be much less crime.......

  • butch.poulter - 2012-09-20 15:57

    KAAAAK. See if you get the same response from the despondent CPF menbers, who by the way are doing an excellent job.

  • Jacques - 2012-09-20 15:58

    I'm reminded of Animal Farm when I read these stats. Only vaguely, but still.

  • mbulelo.bless - 2012-09-20 16:05

    What I have notice here nothing positive must be done by anc but we must give credit when its due . Yes crime has dropped

  • klipkop.degroote - 2012-09-20 16:05

    i am speechless, daily we read SA crime horror stories here on News24. 90 year old women raped, a white farmer and family killed a day, SAPS killings and so much more but this minister recons he is doing a great job. Your stats is cooked, just like your books. If we are so crime free then why do you need all the speeding blue light bouncers??

  • mzondistanley - 2012-09-20 16:09

    This is Welcome News!! The Police should keep their Good work!! We are all aware that their's is a dangerous Job!!

      Wally Walters - 2012-09-20 16:20

      SA with the highest crime rate in the world and then still believe himself crime has come down you will never ever win votes with those reckless lies

  • Thatch22 - 2012-09-20 16:13

    Dream on ANC. you realy out of tought with your own Country!

      Wally Walters - 2012-09-20 16:30

      Mr minister there is so much crime in this SA the problem is law enforcement agencies cant keep up with the backlog of dockets as well as dockets going missing as well as unsolve cases have you counted those no you didnt because it suites you now you trying to convince the public crime has dropped good luck with your progress

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-20 16:30

    Stand and Deliver? No - Stand and deliver nothing, then lie about it. VOETSEK WENA !!!!!!

  • gladness.mashaba.33 - 2012-09-20 16:44

    cANCer must 1st fight corruption within their ranks and government then we can agree with this statement

  • Erna - 2012-09-20 16:52

    Ja well no fine. If you believe this you believe in muti and rabbits as well.

  • buwaz - 2012-09-20 16:54

    This stats have been cooked,yes some r stil taken frm cele reign bt since his departure I'm conviced that crime have escalated to its maximum,let's wait n c next financial year if it wil decrease,so ANC take a glory frm this stats wat abt R12,500 increase for police?

  • NotBlackEnough - 2012-09-20 22:29

    Not 1 Not 16 Not 160 Not 1600 But 16000 Murders!!!! And this "PRIMATE" Minister of Safety & Security still holds his Job?

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-09-22 21:59

    What are these clowns smoking? Do they really think they fooling all of us?

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