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City of Cape Town records a spike in extortion-related attacks on its staff [SOUND]

# The City of Cape Town says it has seen an increase in its contractors and service delivery staff being victimised by extortionists and construction mafia syndicates. The number of escorts provided to city departments and contractors increased from 759 in nine months in 2022/2023, to one-thousand-292 during the same period in the current financial year, representing a 70-percent increase. Mayoral committee member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says 105 cases have been registered with the police since January last year:

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