Murder and business robberies are soaring in Sakhumzi’s Soweto

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Murder and business robberies are soaring in Sakhumzi’s Soweto

TMG Digital | 2017-01-30 10:47:04.0

The manager of Sakhumzi restaurant on the world famous Vilikazi Street in Soweto was murder.

Image by: Facebook/South African News

The murder of a manager at Sakhumzi restaurant on the world famous Vilikazi Street in Soweto at the weekend highlights a decade-long trend of increasing violent crime in the police precinct of Orlando.

There were 6‚093 cases of crime tallied by the police in Orlando in 2016‚ up from 5‚177 in 2005.

Thirty seven murders were reported in the reporting year‚ compared with 26 cases in 2005.

Attempted murders totalled 59‚ up from 19 in 2005.

Robbery at non-residential premises has shot up from one to 58 cases in the same time period‚ while burglary at non-residential premises has also soared from 45 to 117.

Cases of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm totalled 643‚ and there were 133 sexual offences in the 2016 year.

Police spokesman‚ Kay Makhubela‚ said two men tried to force their way into the restaurant at about 12.30am on Sunday.

“The manager refused them entry and he was shot and died on the scene. The suspects fled.”



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