Somali business owners have given up on police over protection rackets

Currantly

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Cape Town - Somali business owners have lost hope that police will ever get to the bottom of the ongoing extortion and racketeering in townships.

Criminals are targeting local and foreign business owners to pay an amount to avoid their businesses being robbed or broken into.

Shop owner Samir Mohamed said the protection racket is not as new in the township as some people assume.

“For years we have been forced to pay gangsters for protection. When this started it was a few gangs and it was micro-managed. Now there is an influx of gangs and we get caught up in the fight for this money.”

Mohamed said the problem started when the government could not manage xenophobic attacks in the country.

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ForceFate

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I feel sorry for people living in townships, they are at the mercy of the gangs and criminals and the police are useless. It doesn't surprise me at all when the community take the law into their own hands.
In some cases, police also do racketeering.
 

SoldierMan

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It's becoming more and more like that in the suburbs too, only difference is we can afford security companies.

Luckily it hasn't affected us here in the Cape much. But it has moved to the CBD. On the road to turning into just another failed African state.
 
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