South African Crime: St Tropez Update

One the same day that South African safety and security minister Charles Nqakula released the crime states for the year ending 31 March 2007, news is that there have been some major developments regarding the shooting at St Tropez restaurant here in Durban.

ECR Newswatch is reporting that in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Durban’s Organised Crime Unit swooped in at a house in KwaMashu. Rasta Msisi, the man believed to have killed Marc Joubert, opened fire on police and was as result shot and killed at the scene.

A second suspect was also arrested in Umbilo. He is suspected of helping Msisi sells the goods stolen from St Tropez.

With the good news comes the bad thou. Just over 19 000 people were murdered in South Africa last year. As for Kawzulu Natal, there were 5 000 murders and 40 000 houses burgled. With the 2010 Soccer world cup only a few years away and our government telling the international community that crime is on the decrease, it seems that matters are only getting worse. I’m afraid that the light at the end of the tunnel is fading.

Link to the ECR Newswatch story
Link to the News24.com story in which our safety and security minister asks the public if there will be any major threats against the tournament. He wants us to tell him if there are going to be any bombs in the stadiums.

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