JOHANNESBURG - Organised crime poses an existential threat to South Africa’s democratic institutions, economy and people according to a report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
Murder, extortion, and kidnapping are among the crimes that feature heavily.
Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller from the Human Sciences Research Council says this will impact foreign investments.
She said, "it is very disturbing...in terms of the international statistics....we're in the top 20 and its not a very good top 20 to be in."
"In Africa, we are number five."
"The country really is in trouble."