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The gun run

September 21, 2021

in South Africa is flipping scary. It is a well-known fact that Cape Town is a trigger happy place, and a hot spot for illegal gun runs. Slowly one is beginning to learn that Cape Town is not alone. The state control of arms in Mzansi is falling apart. This situation is proving to be a lucrative for illegal operation in many communities and fueling violence throughout the country.

In South Africa, it is not only gang bosses who have direct access to the original black-market source of the firearms; people involved in taxi violence in KZN and Gauteng, as well as cash-in-transit robbers, also appear to have access to these weapons as they enter the illicit market

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime

In 2018, GI-TOC identified KZN as accounting for 40% of all cases of assassinations in South Africa, including political killings, taxi hits as well as assassinations linked to organised crime activity.

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