Cape Town is Africa's most dangerous city: Mexican council finds

Cape Town is Africa's most dangerous city: Mexican council finds

The city of Cape Town has been cast into the spotlight recently with the South African Defence Force deployed to crime hotspots. It seems as if the international community has taken notice, with a Mexican council dubbing it the most dangerous city in Africa.

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The Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice has dubbed Cape Town as Africa's most dangerous city.

IOL reports that the city had beat stiff competition from other regions that also suffer from high crime rates.

The council felt Cape Town was worthy of 11th place in a global ranking of dangerous cities, placing their own Tijuana at the top of the chart.

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Two other local cities made the list, displaying the world's 50 most dangerous cities, with Nelson Mandela Bay ranking 45th and Durban 47th.

15 Mexican cities made the list, with 14 in Brazil, 6 in Venezuela, 4 in the United States, 2 in Colombia, 2 in Honduras and one each in Jamaica, Guatemala, El Salvador and Puerto Rico.

With mostly gang-related violence plaguing Cape Town, Minister Bheki Cele had called on the SANDF to take action and aid in reducing crime in the area, Briefly.co.za reported.

Between late 2018 and May 2019, over 2 000 murders were recorded in one of Mzansi's most popular coastal cities.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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