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maverick - 8 days ago

GANG TOWN: The tectonic forces that triggered Cape Town’s eruption of violence

There were no mitigating circumstances for the killing of pregnant mother Sadieka Newman in Manenberg or the brutal murder of young horse rider Meghan Cremer in Philippi. Nor for the nearly 2,000 people killed in Cape Town’s gang warfare so far in 2019. Last weekend 47 people died of knife and gunshot wounds. But the situation does have a context. There’s no innocent landscape here.


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