South Africa ‘a country at war’ with 49 murders a day

South Africa’s murder rate has increased for third year running, with opposition groups saying the figures mirror “a country at war”.

The murder rate jumped 4.6 percent with 17,805 murders committed between April 2014 to March 2015, an increase of 782 deaths from the year before. Almost 49 people were killed every day in a country of 52 million people.

Armed robberies, burglaries and carjackings also increased. Instances of truck hijacking saw the biggest leap with a 29 per cent increase on the previous year.

  • Drunk_by_Noon
  • ntt1

    Interesting , ferguson writ large?

  • Martin B

    Try naming one worthwhile thing in South Africa that wasn’t brought over or developed by white settlers.

    Before white settlers: A Stone Age shit hole full of ignorant savages.

    After white settlers: A Stone Age shit hole full of ignorant savages.

    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Actually, before the settlers arrived and started farming, all of Southren Africa was sparsely populated with ‘ignorant savages’. It was just too hard to eek out a living. The few tribes there spent huge amounts of their time trying to kill each other in competition over too few resources.
      It was a desolate place until the settler made it the most desire able place in Africa.
      Almost all of the blacks in S.A. Are the descendants of those that migrated there DURRING apartheid to work on the White farms. Virtually none of them are the pure bread descendants of any time that ever lived near there.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I know.
        Apartheid is the biggest lie they sold me when I was in my twenties.
        I pay my penance now by exclusively patronizing Shell for my gas.
        Being a quarter Dutch and half English it feels good to come home.

    • chuck_2012

      they had a very good navy at one time…when the officers and majority of sailors were white…now the best they can do are some dugout canoes. The subs and ships never go to sea anymore.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Murder is a problem where ever Black are a majority.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Ssssshhh! Although true, that is probably considered racist nowadays. Best not to notice trends like that….

      • Maggat

        Sound advise, but I’ll notice it anyway.

  • pike bishop

    No one was more shrill about apartheid SA than Canada and Joe Clark especially.

    • chuck_2012

      its a good thing he is gone. Amazing how the self-righteous so not see their own situation.

      • pike bishop

        None of them gave a good GD about SA blacks.
        I heard (pre-internet) that SA was a major competitor in the mining industry. That is why Canada had an interest in their disintegration.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Joe Clark has been called an honourable man here on this blog’s comment section.
      Joe Clark is a Liberal Light Asshole.
      And my wife can kick my ass if she wants to, but at least she took my name.

      • pike bishop

        I would not call him honorable in any way. Plus he was dumb.
        The disintegration of SA is on his record.
        What real man gets his ass handed to him as PM & then signs on as FM?
        Pure political self aggrandizing.
        If he was around today his “reason to be” would be “global warming”.
        Another weathervane.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    49 murders a day is the equivalent of 300 murders a day in the U.S. And what is the actual daily death toll in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, etc.?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Ah yes the old country. The smell of tire fires, the sounds of gunfire and car jackings, the cries of rape victims in the streets.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Gee, I wonder why SA is such a shithole. I wonder the same thing about Liberia and Zimbabwe. These places had everything going for them until blacks took over governing them. Now, they are in competition for African Shithole of the Hour/Day/Month/Year all the time…

  • UCSPanther

    South Africa and Zimbabwe were handed a huge opportunity to make a major leap above all the other neighboring nations, but they squandered it big time.

    Zimbabwe has already sunk into the gutter of third world nations thanks to that commie tyrant Mugabe, and South Africa is sinking into the pit of third world grade anarchy as infighting between the various groups has been occurring.

    • chuck_2012

      any black handed an opportunity will waste it. most of us have to work and sweat to make an opportunity. these low brows will only waste it.

  • Ed

    What we need now is Sally Struthers to cry about it on TV. (If her tear ducts can develop enough psi to squeeze tears out between the fat layers)