Enervated by crime
WHAT HAPPENED THE ATTACK ON Gauteng safety and security MEC Firoz Cachalia and his wife, Nazira, at Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg was once again big news in the newspapers, especially since there have been two similar attacks in the same area recently. Meanwhile, there was also concern in the Western Cape about a plan to collect money to protect the province’s farming community.
WHAT OTHERS SAID BEELD said that if crime is allowed to continue raging as at present, more and more high-profile people will become victims. “That increases the likelihood of a destructive cycle of more crime and less investment.” Die Burger says it’s a disgrace that farmers have to protect themselves, because protecting its citizens is the State’s constitutional and moral duty.