Cape Safety MEC says townships now a gang war zone

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Cape Town - Gangsterism is now evidently in all “our” townships, including African townships where they did not previously exist, says Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz.

His comment followed a spate of murders in townships and suburbs on the Cape Flats.

Fritz called on the Anti-Gang Unit to also be deployed in traditionally black townships.

Reports at the weekend said teenage gangs were on the rampage in Gugulethu, KTC and Blikkiesdorp, stabbing and killing several people, while smashing residents’ windows and doors.

Fritz said that in the Western Cape 1 875 people were murdered in the past six months alone. “This means many of our most vulnerable residents are living in a war zone.”...

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