South Africa: Crime `will not keep soccer fans away`

source: IOL
April 07 2010 at 11:38PM

South African extremists are warning countries about sending their soccer teams to a “land of murder” after a notorious white supremacist was bludgeoned to death only 10 weeks before the World Cup.

Tour operators counter that the high-profile slaying hasn’t led to cancellations and that many coming already knew South Africa has high rates of violent crime – 50 murders a day. Fifa also says it is pleased with the country’s security arrangements.

“It’s a murder that’s happened, there’s murder happening all over the place” around the world, said Steve Bailey, CEO of South African tourism wholesaler EccoTours, which is handling thousands of [continue reading]

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