Using the army to fight crime will be a bad move

SANDF army parading in the streets of Mthatha after the 14 South African Infantry Batalion was bestowed the Freedom  of Mthatha by the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality.
SANDF army parading in the streets of Mthatha after the 14 South African Infantry Batalion was bestowed the Freedom of Mthatha by the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality.
Image: LULAMILE FENI

The SA government is going back to being a military state.

The problem with our current government is that the minister of police [Fikile Mbalula] can't even handle a pistol but he is now rushing to use people who are handling rifles, sub-machine guns, bazookas and so on.

We are not a fascist country. How can the minister of police jump from swearing at criminals to touting military weapons as a solution to ordinary crime?

The problem with Mbalula is that he thinks that pointing a machine gun at a person, whether he is a thug or thief, is a solution to lowering crime in the country. Mbalula, please depend on the police for now. Time will tell whether the military can be used to curb crime in South Africa.

Eldridge Katse,Soweto

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