SA finance chief downplays nation’s crime scourge

Assured investors that improving safety and security is one of the government’s top priorities.
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South Africa’s finance minister urged investors not to be deterred by what he termed “isolated” incidents of criminality, and assured them that improving safety and security is one of the government’s top priorities.

“I would argue that people must invest in South Africa,” Enoch Godongwana said in an online panel discussion on Sunday. “We cannot let an isolated incident, which is not a feature of our society, be a reason for lack of investment.”

Godongwana’s comment came three days after military veterans held two ministers and a deputy minister hostage and three months after an outbreak of civil unrest that left 354 people dead and saw thousands of business looted and destroyed.

Latest police statistics show there were 5,760 murders in South Africa in the three months through June, an average of 62 a day.

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Highest murder rate in the world
Highest hijacking rate in the world.
Highest gender violence record in the world.
Highest housebreaking rate in the world and this clown thinks we are doing well ????
DELUSIONAL does not begin to describe this idijit !!!!

Sadly not just him – they ALL went to the same School of Stupidity and Drivel

Naive and clueless. Another. New. Crisis.

2.58 Murders an hour or every 23 minutes, but wait for it folks…………..crime is under control.

In that useless duck Cele it is – but then again he got his 25% so numbers is not his game. That is for JvR idjuts.

This useless and inept government and its crime cluster have been trying since 1994 to get the crime under control – bit like the economy – they haven’t a hope in hell

Isolated incidents?

Never mind all the other criminal statistics which we are associated with.

Insurrections and the taking of ministers as hostages are considered minor isolated incidents. Imagine this as part of an Invetment presentation. Mind you I don’t think any investors consider government utterances too seriously.

Exactly – investors have a fully functioning brain. Unlike the voting fodder that vote the brainless Politicians in to power – only to find only theft is top of the daily agenda.

Whahahaaaa!!

Old “Dingiswayo” here lives in a different world!

Heard this whole BS before. Fools seldom differ.

These guy’s!! Hahahahaaaaa!!! What a joke.

Simply untrue-says everything about the minister.
The SG of the ANC is in Court for corruption, taxis are burning daily, a minister is kidnapped by a gang of hotch potch wannabee ex soldiers, a rape every 15 minutes, EWC, Zuma gambling while at deaths door, Shabir Shaik dying for the last 10 years, Andile smashed a fellow legislative member on the head with a weapon-also released.

A lawless failed state Mr Minister-but not for you in a bullet proof BMW surrounded by overpaid obese armed hoods to protect you

what is this clown smoking?
our family has had multiple vehicles stolen , one last November . my son had an attempted hijacking , my brother inlaw was murdered in his home . my daughter in law and her brother were hijacked ,her parents were lucky to escape from attackers in their home and, and
plse finish that nyaope zoll

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