Bheki Cele: A lot of rebuilding is needed to deal with crime

The ministry of Police released South Africa's crimes statistics on Tuesday in Parliament in which Minister Bheki Cele said South Africans are living in a war zone.

Minister Cele told Parliament that there are 57 South Africans killed each and every day. He further stated that over 20 000 deaths were recorded in the past financial year.

Speaking to Eusebius McKaiser, Minister Cele says he does not have enough information to say which other departments have dropped the ball in dealing with crime.

READ: Sabric data indicates that crime is worse than what police stats show

There are several crimes that bring fear in the society.

Bheki Cele, Minister of Police

READ: Crime stats - The country is feeling the effects of the Zuma administration

If you have a country where so many people die every day, that country has every right to leave in fear. And the authorities and government have that duty to reverse that situation.

Bheki Cele, Minister of Police

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There have been deliberate wrong appointments. You kill the crime intelligence, you kill your elite unit, what is left for you? There is a lot of rebuilding needed.

Bheki Cele, Minister of Police

Manager at Crime and Justice Information Hub at the Institute for Security Studies Lizette Lancaster says the releasing of crime stats should include the Department of Education and Social Development.

We have called for the crime stats to be released not only by the police but by the entire security cluster.

Lizette Lancaster, Manager: Crime and Justice Information Hub Institute for Security Studies

This is a problem that needs a solution from all of us.

Lizette Lancaster, Manager: Crime and Justice Information Hub Institute for Security Studies

Listen to the full interviews below...


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