Chair and hon members, the chairperson and Western Cape MEC, together with the Deputy Minister, raised the fundamental issue of police killings.
We want to take this opportunity to urge all in our communities to help the police to deal with this problem. These are people who are tasked to protect all of us, and they also need our protection so that whoever is involved in these heinous crimes is exposed.
I must also say that for the past week, we have seen some concentration, particularly from the media, when we raised our voice. We would still want to see or hear them raising their voice even more in condemning these crimes against the police. This is brutality against the police, and as the public we must voice that without any hesitation.
We also want to agree with the chairperson that we need to get to the bottom of understanding the violent nature of crime in our country so that we are able, in a scientific way, to respond to this challenge.
A few years ago we gave some people a task to do that. We still have to give it to others, because we did not get what we wanted. When people talk a lot about crime and all those things, we must point to the fact that at some point those who are supposed to be experts in this matter fail us.
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