Im­prove im­age of Gaut­eng – min­is­ter

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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

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