According to some accounts of the carnage, political parties have been the most severely hit. However, this is not necessarily the case. However, there is a perception that the business sector is increasingly becoming a victim of the economic downturn in general. This exposition is explicitly demonstrated by the high-profile deaths that we have witnessed over the last few months, with Babita Deokran, a former health department manager who became a whistle-blower, being one of those who lost their lives.
Matshela Koko, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Eskom Group, is in a lot of pain right now. This is because he took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express his heartfelt condolences to the eminent business executive Kheepe Lawrence Moremi, who was reportedly shot by thugs in a possible assassination and died in a Johannesburg hospital.
When it comes to Moremi, Koko, who worked with him at Eskom during their time together, waxes lyrical about him, referring to him as a great scholar. Koko just stated the following on Twitter: "Kheepe Lawrence Moremi is a Nigerian actor. He was shot and tragically died as a result of his injuries at the hospital.
A fellow @Eskom SA Guardian, to be precise. A good buddy and a scholar, in fact. He was taken away from us by criminals. My brother, may you rest in eternal peace.
Some of those who had direct contact with Moremi during his professional career agreed with Koko's assessment of him, describing him as a gentle soul who did not deserve to die in such a violent manner.
As a result of Moremi's death, the debate over the level of criminality that has engulfed the country has been reignited once more. According to a trustworthy police assessment, South Africa ranks tenth on the list of countries with the highest rate of crime. In August of this year, it was reported that 5 760 individuals were slain during the months of April and June of this year, which was a shocking statistic. That is simply an excessive number of people, and this includes crimes against women and girls.
Because of the high level of criminality, folks who are reasonably well-off are increasingly turning to private protection services. It is estimated that there are 2.4 million registered security officers in South Africa, with 564 540 of them currently employed; this number exceeds the number of people employed by the South African Police Services, which stands at 182,126 people.
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