South Africa close to a ‘war zone’ with surge in murder rate

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s already high murder rate has increased by about 7 percent, prompting the police minister to compare the situation to a “war zone.” Police on Tuesday released crime statistics showing 20,336 people were murdered in South Africa between April 2017 and March, compared to 19,016 in the previous year. The police minister,…

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s already high murder rate has increased by about 7 percent, prompting the police minister to compare the situation to a “war zone.” Police on Tuesday released crime statistics showing 20,336 people were murdered in South Africa between April 2017 and March, compared to 19,016 in the previous year. The police minister,...

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