In order to savage the killings in South Africa, the police have beckoned on experts to intervene, as they revealed that Fifty-eight people were killed daily, last year.
Going memory lane into the records, it was also discovered that between April 2018 and March 2019, a total of 21,022 people were murdered, with a rise of 1.4 percent over the same months between 2017 and 2018.
Currently, the police have suggested that the services of experts to bring a permanent solution to the menace should be implored, especially experts, to understand why so many murders are committed by friends and relatives.
Police minister Bheki Cele speaking to lawmakers in Cape Town said, “A very high number of people are murdered by the people that they know,” speaking further, he stated that the situation this made it difficult “to police such cases”.
Speaking further, to know why so many people were killed by family members, neighbors and lovers; he said, the government had called on the help of sociologists and psychologists for help; as it was revealed that, most of the murders were carried out with guns, knives and other sharp instruments.
Surprisingly, another worrisome figure that concerns children reflected that, 1014 of the victims were children, 29 more than during the previous 12 months.
Major General Norman Sekhukhune revealed that, “Some of these murders of children are committed by other children,” stressing that around 736 were committed by children under the age of 18.
Digging deep to know other reasons for the murder, Sekhukhune said alcohol and drugs were major influencers, after presenting the figures to parliament.
He also added that, ‘more than half of the murders were committed over weekends between 9 pm and 3 am’.
Other reports concerning the murder is that, South Africa’s murder rate climbed steadily over the past six years, with sexual offense crimes rising to 4.6 percent.
Contact crimes, including rape, assault and robbery, were highest in the Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces — the economic hubs of Africa’s most industrialized nation.