Ben Trovato
6 minute read
19 Sep 2019
7:05 am

Some things in SA are at least on the up. Like murder

Ben Trovato

Fewer roadblocks would also see a dramatic decrease in our drunk driving stats.

Just as I am about to give up on South Africa, the government holds a press conference to let us know that there are areas in which we are improving. Not everything is on a downward spiral. Murder, for instance, is up. So are home robberies. And we're still doing very well in hijackings. It's too early to break out the champagne, but the latest crime statistics do at least provide an indication that we aren't failing at absolutely everything we turn our hands to. A full seventy per cent of murders are committed over weekends. South Africans really are...