What do you think about…
Gun violence seems to be plaguing the country, with several media reports of these unfortunate incidents taking place almost every week. The Rep intern Chuma Joni took to the streets of Komani to ask locals, what the solution to gun violence is?
Mbongeni Tatana from Zakhele
Guns must not be easily accessible. There must be a law here in South Africa that will prohibit easy access. I think there are officials who are giving out these guns
illegally, which is why this is happening.
Nosiphiwe Nyati from Khayelitsha
We must have strict laws so people cannot commit these crimes and if they do, they must serve a longer sentence. They must ensure that when one is sentenced, they do not come out easily. They must not be given luxurious treatment in the cells as if they are staying in Sandton. They must feel they are there to be punished.
Siphokazi Dasi from Ezibeleni
There needs to be a raid conducted where illegal firearms can be discovered. This information can come out easily from community members because they know exactly who these illegal guns belong to. There must be stricter law enforcement.
Salusiwe Dasi from Ezibeleni
Guns should not be left lying around by their owners. They should look after their guns and must make sure that they are legal. The law must be very strict when it comes to
guns because we are losing our loved ones because of careless people.
Arrie Pieterson from Top Town
People must start doing their jobs. Get the law enforcers to keep the guns away from people who do not deserve to have firearms. The government should create more jobs for people so they do not resort to crime to survive. Rather put in money and resources to help the people in the country so that they do not have to steal or murder to survive.