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Cape Flats: 'Just focusing on the gangs is not fair'

Last weekend 47 people were murdered in the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, South Africa. Three weeks ago the army was sent in to patrol the area to control the rising level of gang violence, but the killings continue. Why? Nadine Dirks is 23 and grew up in these townships. She argues that the violence causes the media to ignore the sense of community and culture of the area.

(Picture: Soliders patroling Cape Flats; Credit: AFP)

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