Improve image of Gauteng – minister
THE PERCEPTION that Gauteng is a “gangster’s paradise” where lawlessness rules is bad for business, says police minister Nathi Mthethwa.
“Such slogans are contributing negatively and affecting Gauteng’s image, thus affecting its economic growth,” he said in a speech prepared for delivery in Alexandra, Joburg, yesterday.
“No business person would want to invest in a gangster’s paradise. No parent would want their children to grow up in a gangster’s paradise.
“No normal schooling would take place in a gangster’s paradise.”
He said Gauteng was a thriving province, and it was the government’s duty to ensure such perceptions changed.
“We all know that Madiba lived in Gauteng… If indeed we are to honour his legacy, we all have a duty to ensure that Gauteng becomes a safer province.” – Sapa