n Journal for Contemporary History - Misdaad - persepsie of realiteit? President Thabo Mbeki en sy hantering van misdaad in 2006

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



This article focuses on the important crime issue in South Africa in 2006 and the handling of this problem by the President, Thabo Mbeki. It reflects on his personal abilities and the way he handled crime in collaboration with his Head of Police, Jackie Selebi, and his Minister of Safety and Security, Charles Nqakula. His main speeches on this issue, his reaction on his critics and opposition parties, crime statistics and the crux of this problem are highlighted. The handling of crime is of utmost importance in the evaluation of Mbeki as Head of State, and also in view of the coming World Cup Soccer Tournament in 2010. It is also imperative for the coming ANC presidential election in December 2007 and the SA general election of 2009.

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