The crime holiday is over. So says police minister Bheki Cele. But he insists the double-digit increase in murder, attempted murder, sexual offences and assault do NOT amount to a catastrophe. #eNCA's Clement Manyathela speaks to South African Police Union Spokesperson, Lesiba Thobakgale. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Police Union says it's not a surprise the crime statistics have increased so sharply.
The police ministry revealed that serious crimes such as murder, attempted murder and sexual offences have increased by over 60-percent in the first quarter of the 2021/2022 financial year.
Over 5,700 people have been murdered between April and June this year.
Sapu Spokesperson, Lesiba Thobakgale says the police service is in need of more capacity.
Watch the full interview in the video above.