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Gangsters 'Terrorise' Cape Townships

Relatives of victims of gang violence in Cape Town broke down in tears on Tuesday as they related their tragic experiences to South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma. Gang violence has increased in recent months, claiming the lives of several people including an ANC Member of Parliament. And there has been a significant rise in gang-related crime since the conviction of the top structure of the anti-crime vigilante group, People Against Gangsterism And Drugs (Pagad). Mr Zuma was visiting the Cape Flats townships, along with Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula and senior police officials, as part of the government’s moral regeneration campaign. Visiting the Ravensmead township, Mr Zuma hugged sobbing mothers and relatives who had lost young children as a result of burgeoning gang violence. A distraught Mary Petersen recounted how her six-year-old grandchild, Tyrone, was killed in gang crossfire in her backyard. Full Story

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