One way to leave South Africa

The BBC has this interesting report:

Last month, a white South African man was given asylum in Canada after saying he had been attacked on seven different occasions.

His lawyer argued that the government was unable to protect its citizens.

The ruling ANC condemned the ruling as "racist" and pressed the Canadian government to challenge it.

The legacy of apartheid, social deprivation and corruption within the police force are among the reasons often cited for high levels of crime. . . .

No mention that the crime rate has gotten worse since apartheid ended. No mention that the people can't protect themselves as well as they used to because of the extremely strict gun regulations.

47 million people live in South Africa
Murder: 18,000
Rate: 38.3 per 100,000 people/ The US murder rate is about 5.5 per 100,000
South Africa's murder rate is 7 times greater than the US'
Street robbery: 72,194
Rate: 153.6 per 100,000 people
Sexual offences: 71,500
Rate: 152.1 per 100,000 people
Business robberies: 13,900 (41%)

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Blogger The Right Guy said...

I wonder if I can get asylum in Andorra based on taxation? They don't have taxes there, no? Or may be Estonia. They have lower taxes than here and the women are better looking than in Andorra...

Look what happened in Rhodesia...I mean Zimbabwe.

9/23/2009 7:35 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Notice how the good old BBC makes no refernece to the recently tightened gun laws. How predictable.

9/23/2009 8:09 AM  

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