South African Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, stated 20,336 murders had been recorded in the nation from 2017 to 2018 interval saying “South Africa is near being a battle zone”.
Presenting the statistics, Cele stated: “by no means once more can we come right here to provide such statistics. It can’t be that South Africans are put underneath such concern, such stress and such homicide”. He stated murders of ladies and kids had additionally elevated.
Cele additionally stated rape was up 0.5 percent, with 40,035 recorded cases in comparison with 39,828 in 2017. South Africa is thought internationally for its violent crime, however, annual statistics are sometimes disputed, particularly rape figures.
19,016 murders had been recorded between April 2016 to March 2017.