Crime must be a priority

I KNOW and understand that we live in a democratic country with a Constitution that has focused much on the respect for humankind as a number of rights have been enshrined therein.

I KNOW and understand that we live in a democratic country with a Constitution that has focused much on the respect for humankind as a number of rights have been enshrined therein.

But I do not believe that someone's right should be achieved by violating the right of the other.

If that is the case, the feeling of the entire citizenship of the country will be addressed. If indeed the President and his Cabinet have the love for the people at heart and are prepared to curb the scourge of crime as indicated during the ANC's election manifesto, the Cabinet and government would show this love and willingness by spending the time and taxpayers' money discussing the ways to solve the problem.

In a democratic country every citizen forms part of governance. I would like to advise President Jacob Zuma, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and his deputy Fikile Mbalula, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Police Commissioner Bheki Cele to have on-going crime prevention programmes throughout the year.

The only people who should be allowed to carry guns are members of the security forces.

We are sick and tired of the fear that we face daily in our own country, with the government we voted into power and tax that we pay in order for the administration to take its right course.

Joe Mushaathon, Matangari

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