South Africa’s minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, made this revelation while speaking to journalists on Friday. Nathi says that the country’s 4.9 percent increase in murder rates when compared to last year’s numbers is evidential that South African citizens enjoy violence.
“What it says about us South Africans is that we are violent, we have a prevalent culture of violence,” he told journalists.
“It’s not about what the government can do, it’s about what we can (all) do. It’s a huge societal issue that we have to deal with.”
South Africa recorded 18,673 murder victims in the 12 months to March — 51 people every day — up from 17,805 in the previous year.