Crime stats ‘don’t reflect whether or not SAPS dropped the ball’

November 24, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

Experts have argued South Africa has not yet lost the battle against crime – but the quarterly crime statistics, released yesterday, tells a different story with civil organisations calling this year the “bloodiest year in two decades”. Action Society and the Democratic Alliance slammed both Police Minister Bheki Cele and the government, blaming political interference and mismanagement. Director of Community Safety at Action Society Ian Cameron, said the statistics painted a picture of a police department failing its primary task. “The Saps needs an entire strategic refocus, which will not happen with Cele and the rest of his management at…