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Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula has rejected calls for his resignation after the release of statistics showing specific crime increases.
On Tuesday the lobby group Afriforum called for Nqakula's resignation after a police crime-trends report showed an increase in crimes such as murder, car hijacking and aggravated robbery for the year 2006-07.
"Well, I am not going to resign," Nqakula said at a businessmen's breakfast at the Johannesburg Country Club yesterday.
"Those who say I must resign should look to what they themselves are contributing to the fight against crime," he said.
"If [they] are saying I am guilty of omission, they themselves must check if they are guilty of omission," he said.
Nqakula said the budget allocation for safety and security over the next three years was R42billion, up from the R21billion the department had been allocated when he took up his post in 2002. - Sapa