Ridealong: in the heart of Cape Town’s gang lands

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By murder rate, Cape Town is the ninth most dangerous city in the world. One of the leading drivers of this violence is the gangs that terrorise the Cape Flats and surrounds. In the pilot episode of this new web series, Chronicle’s Shaun Swingler takes you behind the scenes into the operations of the Cape Town Metro Police Gang and Drug Task Team, to show what it’s like to battle gangsterism, crime and drug abuse in one of the most notoriously violent places on earth.