Murder no longer in lockdown as crime rebounds in SA

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Murder no longer in lockdown as crime rebounds in SA

Killing in a ‘safe’ suburb becomes another statistic in the spiralling number of murders reported

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Preven Govender, 53, had just finished dinner with his family when three house robbers shot him in front of his grandchild when he told them he had no money. 

Govender’s killing will become another statistic in the number of murders reported during the lockdown. Police minister Bheki Cele last week said murders had dropped by 63% between March 27 and May 19 this year, compared with the same period last year. Yet, 1,072 people had still been killed during the lockdown.

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