Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) has noted the 2017/2018 crime statistics released by the Department of Police, but says it's not shocked because crime "has been rampant for three decades due to the incompetent police/law enforcement agencies".
PAC spokesperson Kenneth Mokgatlhe disagreed with Police Minister Bheki Cele, who said "there is no war taking place in this country".
"We do not know how the ministry decides to define war, but we understand war as an absence of peace and stability," Mokgatlhe said.
He emphasised that "our mothers, sisters and wives have lost faith in the law enforcement of this country, instead they choose to continue with their lives because there are hardly no consequences for the perpetrators".
"We are not appalled by the figures that we are seeing being displayed because the situation has been like this for about three decades under the watch of the incompetent police/law enforcement agencies.