Have Violence, Drugs Become the 'New Normal' of Cape Town Youth?

Cape Flats residents have offered personal stories about how gang violence affects their lives at a seminar hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission. Government officials pointed to poverty, broken families and the abuse of alcohol and drugs as primary drivers of the "plague" of gangsterism.

"This is the biggest killer in my society," said Ravensmead resident William Moses, holding up a knife.

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