SAFM 9AM NEWS BULLETIN

Police Minister Bheki Cele has conceded that South Africans do not feel as safe as they did ten years ago because of escalating crime in the country. In the crime statistics that he released in July, Cele said the murder rate was stable at 36 per 100-thousand people, and there was a significant drop in a number of other categories of violent crime. But the overall picture is far from rosy. Cele says the current situation can only be changed by beefing up the capacity police officials ...