Police are failing, but there is a way to destroy Cape Town's gangster scourge
Heavily armed men dressed in fatigues and balaclavas formed one of several security cordons around President Cyril Ramaphosa when he arrived in Hanover Park, on the Cape Flats, last November to launch the police's new anti-gang unit.
"Where are the gangsters? I want to meet them. I want to take them on," said Ramaphosa, flashing his trademark grin. He could easily have had his wish, because they were there in the background, monitoring the latest headline-grabbing attempt to stamp them out and sharing jokes with the police officers whose corruption doomed the anti-gang unit from the outset...