Durban: Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala has this week famous with concern the rise in sexual and violent crimes dedicated within the province, following the discharge of the SA Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics for the fourth quarter of 2020/2021.
Zikalala stated throughout a briefing on Wednesday that the fast-growing numbers pose a “risk” to social and financial prospects for the province and that aggressive interventions are wanted to thwart felony actions.
The province is now considered probably the most harmful within the nation by way of homicide, with the Plessislaer, Inanda and uMlazi police stations in KZN recording probably the most murders for the recorded interval, with 73, 63 and 61, respectively.
Umlazi and Inanda stations additionally recorded probably the most tried homicide instances for a similar interval, with 102 and 70 instances, respectively.
The Inanda space in KZN is not thought-about the rape capital of the nation. This, after the Lusikisiki police station within the Japanese Cape recorded a complete of 84 rape instances, whereas Inanda station recorded 69.
Though it recorded a ten% lower within the variety of rapes reported for a similar interval the 12 months earlier than, KZN skilled a rise of 0.3% in sexual offences dedicated.
“The provincial government council of KwaZulu-Natal has vowed to take the struggle to the criminals and promised to deliver the crime fee down within the province whereas admitting that crime is quick evolving and is a severe risk to the social and financial prospects of the province.
“The provincial government council believes that these developments could be interrupted by aggressive operations that instil concern amongst criminals earlier than it spirals uncontrolled,” Zikalala stated.
Police Minister Bheki Cele pays a two-day go to to the province this week, the place he’ll go to the communities of Kwa-Nongoma and Ulundi to deal with problems with taxi violence and theft.
This, after a spate of murders within the province linked to the taxi business.
Cele’s spokesperson Lirandzu Themba stated the minister may also be participating with the affected residents on crimes plaguing the group.
The minister will likely be at KwaGqikazi Sports activities Floor in KwaNongoma on Friday and Phakathi Neighborhood Corridor in Ulundi on Saturday.
– African Information Company