Crime fighting efforts in the Western Cape: Albert Fritz
Since January, 45 people have been murdered in Hanover Park, west of Cape Town. In June alone, 12 people lost their lives to violence, the bloodiest month in the gang-ravaged Cape Flats suburb so far this year. Gang violence erupted with renewed intensity in Hanover Park in April, with eight people killed that month and another eight in May. Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has confirmed that more than 2 300 people have been murdered across the province between November last year when the Anti-Gang Unit was launched, and May this year. Cape Town has the notorious reputation as being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, a place where, some say, statistics trump hyperbole. Much of gang warfare centres around drugs. The Financial Intelligence Centre, which identifies the proceeds of crime, estimates that the illicit drug market in South Africa is worth R24-billion a year and growing. And Cape Town is a drug smuggling hub. To talk more about this is Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz.
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