We must improve our laws and fight crime

WE so often hear that poverty causes crime. Is this true? If poverty causes crime South Africa should be the most peaceful country in Southern Africa, because we have the most wealth.

To the contrary, South Africa is the most violent country in the region.

It took fellow African countries like Zambia and Uganda less than 10 years to turn around their crime waves. Maybe they had the political will to do so? We can turn a blind eye and keep on blaming our past while our children get murdered and our mothers raped.

Or we can go forward and say enough is enough and put pressure on the government to improve law and order. If the Zambians could do it, why can't we?

Boitumelo Olivier, Fontainebleau