|Looking at the successrate
of our local police it makes one wonder how these guys manage. This past
week 16 robbers hit a cash-in-transit company here in Krugersdorp, managing
to get away with millions of Rands. These robbers don't play around, armed
with AK's and plenty bullets they ran into some cops with their 9 mils.
It wasn't even a match for this Kombi load of robbers. Out of seven, five
were killed and two wounded, one seriously. It's just a matter of time before
the rest will be apprehended. Good job guys!
Another nice story is the
amount of arrests made on the West Rand (still Krugersdorp / Roodepoort
areas) during August. Over 2 000 arrests on priority A crimes - this includes
rape, housebreakings and theft, possesion of stolen vehicles, possesion
of dagga and other drugs (as well as dealing in such), unlicensed firearms
and (believe it or not) illegal dealing in liquor. More than 600 kg of
daga were seized with 1 039 tablets of drugs and more than 17 300 liters
of liquor. Priority B crimes include illegal immigrants, drinking / gambling
in public - here nearly 4 700 arrests were made. 128 suspected stolen
vehicles were seized and a 162 firearms with nearly 1 500 rounds were
Now that is ridding the law-abiding
citizen of some scum. And this exercise is not the only one. It has become
a regular 'institution' in our area as well as some others in Gauteng.
Campaigns are being planned with regular talks by government officials
on the evils of buying stolen goods. A step in the right direction? You
bet ya! I have one concern though - where are they taking these criminals?
As we know - if you are black and female, no job can be refused to you - especially in government. With major retrenchments world-wide, it is becomeing tougher and tougher to find something half-decent out there. And in todays economic climate (especially in South Africa), no-one can afford to be without some sort of an income. With interest rates up again (beginning of September) and the Rand still in a steady slide against all currencies, the feature for all South Africans does not look too bright. The PPI is the highest it's been ever (at 15.4%). With the cost of food shooting up at an incredible rate (some items up by 40% compared to the same period last year) the local consumer will have to suffer in silence. Interests will probably go up again as old Tito (Reserve Bank) firmly believes that this is the only way to fight inflation. Mauritius has the lowest inflation of all SADC countries at 6.2% with Zimbabwe sitting at over a 120%.
With the South African government backing the Palistinians, the Cubans and all their other comrades from communist countries (with terrible human rights issues and total mismanagement and corruption in their countries), things don't look too good for the future. But we still have hope and we can make this country a better place.
The capture and detention of people belonging to a white rightwing group, planning and plotting to overthrow the government should be the big red flashing light to Mbeki and his people. If their plot materialised to blow up half of Sandton during the Summit (with bombs hidden in gas bottles used for cooking), the ANC would've looked very very silly in the eyes of the world. And if it wasn't for the elite Scorpion unit (consisting mostly of whites), these extremists would still be a very threatening reality.
Time to wake up boys!
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