S Africa government blamed for Cape Town gang violence

Authorities accused of complicity with criminal networks as Cape Town faces rampant violence from drug gang rivalries.

The murder rate has slowed down across South Africa, except for the city of Cape Town, which sees widespread violence as drug gangs fight over territory in the Cape Flats communities.

Charles Goredema, an expert on organised crime in South Africa, told Al Jazeera that public officials, including law enforcement agencies, have been either complicit with criminal networks or turned a blind eye to their illegal acts.

In an exclusive interview, Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton talks to a gang leader who blames the government for turning his neighbourhood into a ghetto.

Source: Al Jazeera