SA’s 2018 Crime statistics & the economy (1)
SA is increasingly deteriorating into a combination of the Wild West and a Mafia state with Government incapable of keeping crime in check. Minister Beki Cele admits “the ball was dropped” but remains adamant that “(w)e haven’t reached a state of lawlessness in South Africa and we won’t”.
The South African population begs to differ: Crime pays… and quite handsomely as well.
The returns on crime far exceeds returns on long-term investment in blue chip stocks. South Africans’ trust in and reliance on the police is scarcer than icebergs in tropical oceans. And inefficient policing doesn’t only kill the economy: it kills justice as well.