Minister says cops aren't up to it
February 18 2007 at 04:57PM
Crime predictably dominated this week's debate on Mbeki's tenth state of the nation speech. The president, ANC MPs and ministers all stressed the link between high crime levels and poverty. Opposition parties made a meal of the controversy though some, such as the Independent Democrats, seemed satisfied with the government's response to the attacks made on it over crime. After the parliamentary debate, Nqakula told the media that the government had never denied that crime levels were high, but he maintained that it was making headway in curbing crime."The question is whether the massive resources [allocated to the fight against crime] are being used effectively," he said.