South Africa sends troops into 'warzone' township

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- telegraph.co.uk | 3 months ago

S outh African president Cyril Ramaphosa ordered troops into the suburbs of Cape Town to quell a crime wave that municipal officials say has turned the city into a “warzone.

” Hundreds of soldiers will be deployed into sprawling area of townships known as the Cape Flats to combat gang-related violence that saw 14 people killed in 24 hours last week.   More than 900 people have been killed in gang-related violence in the Cape Flats in the past year.

  Last Friday, six women between the ages of 18 and 26 were murdered by unknown gunmen at a home in a shanty town in the area.

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