Khayelitsha fast becoming new murder capital
By Chanel September
16 November 2006
Nyanga may have the murder capital of South Africa, but more murders have been reported in Khayelitsha in the past year.
The three police stations had 410 reported murders from April last year to March.
According to crime statistics released by Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula in September, the Khayelitsha police station recorded 219 murders and Nyanga 284.
According to the Cape Argus, Nyanga police station Senior Superintendent Duma Ntsezo said last week that shack congestion made effective policing, including vehicle patrols, difficult and was one of the main factors contributing to rampant crime in his area.