[kwazulu-natal] - IFP says SA's crime will chase away tourists

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JOHANNESBURG - The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday said crime will chase away tourists in South Africa.

This comes after the death of a Chilean tourist who was killed and his body found with stab wounds in Dundee in KZN, an incident which the party said might scare off potential tourists.

"Crime will chase away tourists, that means for every tourist not coming, jobs could be lost and we cannot allow this. A lot of money is spent to promote tourism but crime is counterproductive, this is unacceptable," IFP spokesperson Blessed Gwala said.

"Not a day goes by without a report of a crime incident in KZN. Crime and safety threats to residents and visitors alike are among the key issues that either make or break a tourism destination. KZN has been marketing itself as a desirable tourism destination."...

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