Johannesburg The Gauteng police arrested 484 suspects over the weekend for various crimes as part of its Safer Festive Season Operations. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said the Sedibeng police arrested a murder suspect on Saturday and recovered a firearm believed to have been used in the commission of that crime.
If the aggressive focus on youth crime by the Victorian opposition in recent weeks is anything to go by, this year's state election campaign is going to be bruising – especially if you're a young person of African descent. Last week, in the wake of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton's comments that Melburnians were too scared to go out for dinner, a tidal wave of people, largely from suburbs unaffected by issues of youth violence, hit back on social media.
The ANC has governed South Africa since the onset of democracy in 1994, when it won the popular vote by a wide margin and Parliament elected ANC leader Nelson Mandela as the first state president. Twenty-three years on, high levels of corruption in government and state institutions, as well as endless scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma, have combined to erode citizens' trust and confidence in the party of liberation.
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