South Africa’s high crime rate without war is like a “war zone”
On the 19th, an investigation program of local South African television showed that the minimum illegal entry into South Africa only costs 1,000 rand, which is about 70$.
Through the reporter’s own experience, crossing South Africa from Zimbabwe only needs “informants” to lead to the previously damaged border fence, and cross it to achieve smuggling. And there are “informants” leading the way near the border of Zimbabwe to solicit business.
The border crossing is two ways, and people and suspects who cannot obtain legal status in South Africa can also easily escape from justice.
The latest crime data released by the South African police in September this year shows that from April 2017 to March 2018, more than 20,000 people died in murder in South Africa, with an average of 57 murders every day, and an average of 625 burglary cases per day.
South Africa’s Police Minister Schiller once told the media: “There is no war in South Africa, but the high crime rate makes people feel like living in a ‘war zone’.” The report also sparked public discussion in South Africa about the negligence of the national public facilities sector.
The South African government allocated R40 billion to repair South Africa’s 40-kilometer border isolation facility with Zimbabwe, which was damaged shortly after its completion in May this year.