DA call for monthly KZN crime stats

The Democratic Alliance calls on KZN Community Safety MEC, Willies Mchunu, to release crime statistics for the province on a monthly basis. The move comes after the Western Cape announced that figures would soon be reported to the public each month. The DA in KZN commends MEC Dan Plato on this forward thinking strategy.  We […]

Crime stats show KZN is South Africa’s “murder province”

The DA in KZN is extremely disturbed by today’s 2013/14 crime stats, which reveal that the province has the highest murder rate in South Africa. With 3 625 murders on record KZN recorded more murders than the Eastern Cape (3 453) or Gauteng (3 333) which also documented increased murder rates. KZN has been described as the “riskiest” […]

Community Safety Bill key to reducing crime

Democratic Alliance KZN Community Safety and Liaison Budget Speech by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison The DA in KZN is committed to presenting workable solutions to making this province a safe place to live, work and be. It is against this backdrop that the DA submitted the ‘Community Safety Bill’ […]

Crime out of control in KwaZulu-Natal

Today’s meeting of the KwaZulu-Natal peace-keeping committee must mark a turn-around in the province’s strategy to eradicate violent crime and send out a firm message that the current state of lawlessness will no longer be tolerated. It is safe to say that the past week has been a horrific one in KwaZulu-Natal. The atrocities committed are […]

Little to celebrate as KZN records mostly single digit decreases across crime categories

As much as the Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes any drop in crime levels in the province, that there is little cause to celebrate what, in the majority of categories, represents a single digit decrease. In most parts of the province, people still fear for their personal safety and that of their families on a […]

Failure to release police efficiency report questioned

STATEMENT BY SIZWE MCHUNU, MPP  LEADER OF THE DA IN THE KZN LEGISLATURE / DA KZN SPOKESPERSON ON COMMUNITY SAFETY AND LIAISON:   The Democratic Alliance will this week submit written parliamentary questions to KZN Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Willies Mchunu, aimed at establishing the reasons for the department’s failure to disclose a report into […]


Crime statistics: Covering up crime won’t make it go away The Democratic Alliance (DA) was disappointed by the Minister of Safety and Security, Nathi Mthethwa’s statement on an SABC 3 Interface debate that crime statistics should only be released every two years. This Minister had already gone back on his predecessor’s commitment to release crime […]