Killings in Eastern Cape soar to 3, 815
730 women and children slayed in a year, money trucks targeted too
The Eastern Cape was flagged as the second-most murderous province in SA for women and children.
The latest crime statistics released in Cape Town on Tuesday by police minister Bheki Cele revealed that 730 women and children were killed in the Eastern Cape in the 12 months between April 2017 and March this year.
This was the second highest number of women and children slain in a province, behind KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), where 886 women and children were slain.
The total reported murders in the Eastern Cape increased to 3,815 from the 3,628 killed last financial year, which is an increase of 187 bodies.
The murder breakdown is: 730 women and children – 550 women, 137 boys and 43 girls.
In KZN 886 women and children were murdered, in Gauteng 657 and in the Western Cape 649...