EDITORIAL | Crime is more important than load-shedding


EDITORIAL | Crime is more important than load-shedding

Politicians are not campaigning for what people want, but rather for what they think will get them votes


At around noon on Tuesday, the bullet-riddled body of a suspected Boko Haram gang member was found on the N4 highway near Diamond Hill toll plaza. Police arrived on the scene to find one man dead, another injured.

Police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili said witnesses told of a black VW Polo being shot at by occupants of a silver Mercedes-Benz.

As the latest in several gang member killings in Mamelodi outside Pretoria, this shooting incident seemed to have cemented a new hero — or villain, depending on your vantage point, dubbed John Wick after movie of the same name, about a man who goes on a bloody revenge spree after a mob member beats him to a pulp and leaves his beloved dog, Daisy, dead. The dog had special significance because it arrived as a gift after the death of his wife...

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