South Africans are murdered per day

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Nyanga, in the Western Cape, remained the murder capital of the country, with an increase in murders of 9.6%.

Family members of slain Iyapha Yamile at the Western Cape High Court on 29 August 2018. Murder increased by 6.9% while attempted murder increased by only 0.2%.

Gauteng had the most reported murders, with a total of 4 233 in the period between 2017/18 (up from 4 101 the previous year).

The province with the least amount of murders was the Northern Cape at 340, a decrease from last year's 344.

Police committee chair Francois Beukman, who was shocked by this revelation, said that the figure was "unacceptable".

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The statistics included details that there were 62 "farm murders" in the a year ago - a racially sensitive issue in South Africa, where some white farmers say they face a wave of deadly attacks trying to force them off their land.

The stats also revealed that more boys than girls are being murdered in the country. "As communities‚ we must ensure that crimes are reported and that necessary assistance is provided in order for SAPS to carry out their work".

KwaZulu-Natal is the most unsafe province for women and children, as 20 per cent of the murders occurred withing KZN borders. Robbery with aggravating circumstances also decreased by 1.8%.

"The filings, involving two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo, come as the African National Congress government is seeking to amend the country's constitution to allow outright seizures of land with no compensation". This is an increase of 56.6% from past year.

During Tuesday's briefing, Sekhukhune said that most incidents of cash-in-transit crimes occured between 8am and midday on Mondays and Saturdays in business areas, spaza shops and malls. In three incidents, hands were used. "I said to the South African Police Services that never again will we deliver this kind of statistic, or worse".