Vusi Thembekwayo, a renowned South African businessman and speaker, recently made a controversial statement about the murder of South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Anele Tembe. According to Thembekwayo, if the apartheid police were still in power, they would have caught AKA’s killers within 24 hours.
Thembekwayo’s statement has sparked a lot of debate and criticism on social media, with many people calling him out for glorifying the apartheid regime. However, Thembekwayo defended his statement, stating that he was not glorifying apartheid but rather pointing out the inefficiencies of the current police system.
Thembekwayo’s statement is indicative of the frustration many South Africans feel towards the current state of the country’s law enforcement agencies. The high levels of crime and violence in the country have resulted in a lack of trust in the police force and an increased demand for justice.
The murder of Anele Tembe has once again brought to the fore the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa. The country has one of the highest rates of GBV in the world, with women and children being particularly vulnerable. Despite this, many cases go unreported, and even when reported, there is often little follow-up action.
The situation is further complicated by the prevalence of corruption in the police force, which has resulted in a lack of faith in the justice system. Many cases are dismissed or delayed due to bribery and other forms of corruption.