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Winde on a mission to slash Western Cape's 'mind-blowing' murder rate

24 May 2019 2:49 PM
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Western Cape Premier Alan Winde

In April, the SA Cities Network report revealed that Cape Town is the city with the highest murder rate in the country.

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

Read: Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

Also read: Cape Town has the highest murder rate in the country - report

Find out what Winde's other priorities are as premier by clicking below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Winde on a mission to slash Western Cape's 'mind-blowing' murder rate


24 May 2019 2:49 PM
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Western Cape Premier Alan Winde

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