This was heard during Police Minister Bheki Cele’s address to parliament’s portfolio committee on police.
The rate of murder, sexual offences and assault has risen in South Africa. We summarise data on eight categories of crime from the police’s statistics for April 2018 to March 2019.
An autopsy will reportedly be performed on Thursday or Friday to establish whether the baby was stillborn.
The 10-year-old girl had been sent to the neighbour’s house to ask for some money when she was sexually assaulted.
There were 47 murders on smallholdings and plots in the year, down from 62 last year.
‘The longer they stay, the more they drink, the more they kill each other,’ the minister says.

Cele incorrectly says SA is the only country in the world that publishes crime stats

The minister told parliament that while things could certainly be better, they could also be worse.

Crime stats: Sex offences increase by 4.6%, murder increases by 3.4%

Police Minister Bheki Cele’s assessment that the stats paint a ‘not very rosy’ picture may be an understatement.

Police still don’t know who killed teen in his room during school holidays

His father clings onto some hope that police will still call him one day with a promising development.

Cele to brief SA on ‘fairly accurate’ crime stats 

Experts warn that this much-hyped annual event is merely ‘a show’ and that not much will change if the statistics are not properly categorised and priority crimes effectively policed.

Swiss pensioner scammed out of R13,500 at Pretoria home affairs

It is believed a certain Stoffel and a Diana L Kamwenje may have information related to the ‘agency’ that allegedly scammed Denise Hausermann.

‘I’ll be back’ – Shot Cape Town cop raring to get back to work once he’s recovered

Three people have since been arrested in connection with the murder and attempted murder of the two officers.

‘All he wanted was to have a bright future’ – brother of slain Sedibeng pupil

Mohau Thinane, 18, was stabbed to death at Tokelo Secondary School on Tuesday morning by a 14-year-old pupil in a fight over a cellphone.

Woman found murdered in Gugulethu was 24-year-old mother of two

The woman was murdered during the #AmINext protests to call for urgent action to protect women.

Alan Winde explains reasons for wanting army stay extended by six months

He says Cape Town has seen very little in the way of a decrease in violent crime.

UWC mourns lecturer gunned down in his car, killers still on the loose

The university held a memorial service for Valentino van de Heyde on Tuesday.

Bloemfontein schoolgirl overpowers attacker, survives attempted rape, murder

The teenager said her attacker stabbed her before trying to rape her, but she fought back, after which she was stabbed again.

Media taken out of court in Nicholas Ninow case as victim takes stand

The eight-year-old girl was raped in the bathroom of a restaurant in Pretoria last year.

Boy, 14, stabs fellow pupil, 17, to death over cellphone at Joburg school

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed the arrest of the 14-year-old, adding that he was facing a charge of murder.

Three arrested in connection with murder of Cape Town cop

The two suspects, aged 30 and 31, are expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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