Hon Deputy Speaker, the people of South Africa have heard enough words. How many times did we debate from this podium about violence and criminality in South Africa? The people of South Africa are sick and tired of hearing words. They need actions. I want to compare it with the spider's web, where the deadly spider is criminality and violence. If you touch various issues on this web, it will have an effect on the spider.
Let us first start with respect. How many times did I say from this very podium that we need respect in South Africa? We need respect for each other's differences. We must at least be honest with ourselves. How do we solve differences in this House? We solve it by means of violence, because you need people to remove people in a violent way from this House. So, the example set in this House with regard to respect and how you differ from
someone is by means of violence. Then you want to know why we have domestic violence. No, Parliament set the example that if you differ from someone, you use violence.
I want to touch on the other issue - the responsibility of the government of the day. The first thing that government must do is to accept that the government is responsible for ensuring that certain steps have to be taken. It is clear that the government is in a state of denial.
Solank die ANC sy verantwoordelikheid op blaam skuif, om wit mense te beskuldig vir alles wat in Suid-Afrika verkeerd gaan, sal hy nie die probleme oplos nie. Die feit dat die Sekretaris- Generaal van die ANC s dat dit eintlik die wit mense se skuld is dat ons xenofobiese aanvalle het, is 'n bewys dat die regering nie sy verantwoordelikheid kan aanvaar nie. Eintlik skep dit polarisasie.
Then the hon Minister of Defence is right - national cohesion. Do statements by the Secretary-General of the ANC promote national cohesion by blaming whites for everything that is going wrong? Accept your responsibility. Look at the problem and solve it.
The other step that must be taken is that we have to ensure that we use our criminal justice system to address the criminals because criminals are getting away with murder in South Africa. One of the things I want to say with my limited time is to the hon Minister of Police. The FF Plus has said it before, start with the criminal justice system by bringing back the specialised units. Bring back the murder and robbery unit. Criminals must know that if they trespass and if they murder, they will pay for their crime. Thank you.