FF+ slates violence report (10.11.10)

FF+ slates violence report (10.11.10)

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation's (CSVR) report on the nature of violent crime in South Africa is disappointing, the Freedom Front Plus said on Tuesday.

"The report does not address the causes of the cruelty of violent crime and points out the general socio-economic and socio-political problems of violent crime," FF Plus spokesperson Pieter Groenewald said.

Even the police acknowledged that the study had not found anything new, he said.

"R3.5-million was spent to ascribe the culture of violence to upbringing, poverty, unemployment and apartheid."

Poverty and unemployment were poor excuses for violent crime, as many other countries with more poverty and unemployment than South Africa have a lot less violent crime.

"This report is another example of fruitless expenditure of taxpayers' money," Groenewald said.

In TelkomSA

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CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute that seeks to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at the community, national and regional levels.

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