Newly elected Western Cape premier Alan Winde has spoken of the urgency of bringing down the province's staggeringly high murder rate.
Just last month the 2018/19 State of Urban Safety in SA Report revealed Cape Town as the murder capital of the country.
It showed there were 69 reported murders per 100,000 Capetonians in 2017/2018, four times more than in Tshwane, the city with the lowest murder rate.
That's one of the records that we're not very proud of at all.— Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government
One thousand eight hundred and seventy-five people were murdered in the Western Cape in the last 6 months. That's a mind-blowing number and we have to change that.— Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government
If we don't change that we can't get the economy to grow, we can't sort out education and health.— Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Winde on a mission to slash Western Cape's 'mind-blowing' murder rate