Muldersdrift crimes affect jobs

2012-09-18 22:39

Johannesburg - An increase in violent crimes in Muldersdrift will have a direct impact on jobs, the Gauteng economic development department said on Tuesday.

"There are thousands of jobs that stem directly and indirectly from tourism and leisure in this area and its surroundings," said economic development spokesperson Phindile Kunene in a statement.

"The department is concerned that these unfortunate incidents will have a direct impact on jobs generated by tourism, leisure and related business operations in the area."

Kunene appealed to businesses and residents to work with police to reduce crime. The Cradle of Humankind and several other tourism spots are located in the area.

Last Thursday, a 50-year-old man was robbed and killed in Muldersdrift.

A second robbery was reported to police on the same day.

In an incident last week, a 13-year-old girl, her 17-year-old sister, and their father were shot and robbed by a group of robbers outside their home in Muldersdrift. The 13-year-old girl died.

  • LouisBok - 2012-09-18 23:55

    What a load of BS. White people were shot and shot at and killed. For 2 cellphones!!! 5 blacks ambueshed them at their gate and shot them,asking nothing. Same with the 50 year old white man who's only \sin\ was being outside after sunset. Call a spade a spade not a shovel-Its called GENOCIDE.

  • catherineangelique.swarts - 2012-09-19 06:28

    These people must start shooting back. Really this cant carry on

  • Johnson - 2012-09-19 07:05

    Where is Zuma's commission of inquiry, or is it only when black are killed - we need to defend yourself - ANCancer with cadre deployments is as good as non existing when it comes to ensuring the safety of it's citizens and tourist alike

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2012-09-19 07:20

    Oh! Now that the ANC is not going to reach it's job creation targets because of crime in Muldersdrift, it is going to do something????? Maybe some ANC bigwig has a game farm or restaurant in the area and he feels it in his back pocket? 34 miners get killed in Marikana, causing a national crisis, more than 3000 farmers get killed but that means nothing!

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-19 08:25

      Very sad indeed, and i'm afraid it will only get worse, have a look at the population stats below: 1910 White 2 Million Black 5 Million Today White 5 Million Black 50 Million What this basically means is that back in 1910 there were say 2.5 million blacks unemployed now we have 25 Million, all looking to feed themselves with no jobs, can only resort to violent crimes. Until the black people realize that less is more, we will never elevated poverty, please 2 children max not 15!!

  • shane.loxton - 2012-09-19 09:15

    When 93% of homes in the area have had some sort of crime perpetrated against them it goes beyond calling it a crime wave. When 2 "criminals" are arrested for murder in the area and are memebers of the ANCYL and are to be found to have received Military training at Tempe Military base as part of the ANCYL and Government agreement, then it starts to look more like a conspiracy

  • angel.blomme.5 - 2012-09-19 09:27


  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-19 09:44

    It is easy to see that some coward group is trying to oust all white living people in this area, if was robbery they would not have to kill the victims. Don't let them win. fight back. Enough with crime in this area and SA!

  • social12345 - 2012-09-23 08:54

    It's the Nature of the Beast (in the DNA), Murderers, Rapists and Thieves. Their brains are designed to act on two impulses only, 1) Consumption 2) Destruction. The scourge of our planet, they are neither Human or Animal, they are "The Unreconstructable Neanderthals!"

  • jaco.vanheerden.12 - 2012-10-17 14:03

    Wake up people GENOCIDE!!!! stand up for your rites and fight back or your ethnic group will simply fall away !

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