Johannesburg - The African National Congress (ANC) on Monday blamed the Democratic Alliance (DA) for failing the City of Cape Town in combating crime and demanded to see results of the R60 million being spent annually on gang hot spots in the City.
The ruling party said, according to statistics released in March, the Western Cape accounts for more than 36 percent of all drug-related crimes in the country which at 107 379 counts in 2016/17 reflects a 14.2 percent increase from the 93,996 counts in 2015/16.
"Almost a quarter (22.78 percent) of all crime reported in South Africa occurred in the Western Cape and predominantly in Cape Town," the ANC said in a statement.
The ruling part said the findings in the 2017 State of Urban Safety Report, released by the South African Cities Network’s Urban Safety Reference Group (USRG), the city of Cape Town has seen a 40 percent increase in the reported murder rate in the last five years.
"The DA has failed the people of Cape Town, again because its leaders do not come from where the problems are and therefore have no idea how to find solutions. The DA has failed the victims of crime."