Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) is sending its heartfelt condolences to the family of the murdered SABC legal services head, Sizwe Vilakazi.
Vilakazi was shot dead on Saturday.
In a statement earlier today, PAC’s Kenneth Mokgatlhe said the party was saddened by the death.
“We are also passing our deepest condolences to the SABC as well as the entire media fraternity. We are concerned with the number of people we lose on a daily basis. We have appealed to Jacob Zuma to stop provincializing the Moerane Commission.”
He said life was a divine gift and that the PAC was not convinced of the validity of the recent crime states which indicated about 52 murders per day.
“his is a marginal figure compared to what we see in our communities. It is clear that many of us have lost confidence in our law agencies, especially the SAPS, which have failed to combat crime for many years.”
He said the actual figure of people killed daily in South Africa was believed to exceeds those in Syria and other regions involved in warfare.
He said while the PAC did not believe that the police was up to the challenge of crime, journalists were doing well in uncovering facts and leading people to the truth.
This claim, he said, he could be proven by the recent controversial book, The President’s Keepers, written by veteran journalist Jacques Pauw who was “unapologetically” giving information to people, he said.