South Africa murder rate shows sharp fall
"We are really encouraged in the significant decline in the murder rate,"
- Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa
The murder rate has fallen by 8.6% over the past year in South Africa, latest statistics show.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the total number of murders was now about a third lower than 14 years ago.
He also said that 46 of South Africa's 50 most wanted criminals had been arrested.