Phiyega and Nhleko can't address crime - EFF

2015-09-29 21:14
(EFF website)

(EFF website)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The crime statistics released on Tuesday are not in the least bit shocking as there was so much inequality, unemployment, exploitation, and degenerate leadership in South Africa, the Economic Freedom Fighters said on Tuesday.

"Taking the law into one's hands has become the norm," national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

He hit out at national police commissioner Riah Phiyega and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

"How can Riah Phiyega stop murder when she herself is a number one murderer of workers?" Ndlozi said, referring to the Marikana massacre.

Ndlozi asked how Nhleko could stop robberies when he actively, in full view of the public, protected President Jacob Zuma from scrutiny over his Nkandla homestead. 

"The EFF has no expectations on this government to address crime," he said.

This was because the ANC had, through its "degenerate" leadership, normalised theft and the undoing of the rule of law.

"To address the rising levels of crime the country needs to make two kinds of decisions; one is to remove the ANC [from] power because it has failed and will only lead us into further crisis," he said.

"Two, we must address the socio-economic conditions that have produced a situation of the lack of opportunities, hunger and unemployment in the face of first world wealth and development."

Earlier on Tuesday, Phiyega released the crime statistics for April 2014 to March 2015 in Parliament.

Serious contact crimes - including murder, sexual offences, house robberies and hijackings - hit Gauteng the hardest. 

Gauteng had the largest increase in reported murder cases, compared with the other provinces. There were 10.4% more murders in the province year on year.

While KwaZulu-Natal was the province with the most murders at 3 810 in total, Gauteng followed closely with 3 671 murders. The Eastern Cape and Western Cape were placed third and fourth.

Nationally, murder increased by 4.6% for the reporting period of April 2014 to March 2015 year on year.

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  nathi nhleko  |  riah phiyega  |  mbuyeseni ndlozi  |  crime stats 2015

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Traffic Alerts
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.