Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bravo for the Budget?

Our new Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan made his maiden Budget speech today. The financial experts and analysts have all praised him and said it was good.
However, I am absolutely gobsmacked that he made not even a single reference to crime, security issues, policing, courts, the criminal justice system or prisons.
We're a crime-rattled society with an average of 50 murders a day. Government has regularly claimed that our unacceptably high crime is among its top five priorities.
And then today nothing gets said about it. Not a word.
I'm totally amazed.

1 comment:

  1. It seems our new government's practice to not talk about the bad stuff.