In recent months, petty crime in inner city Johannesburg has increased. However, many of these “petty” crimes were violent muggings. Mayor Mashaba has turned the focus to undocumented immigrants and blamed them for the rise in crime. He said, “Now when you sit in a city with so many undocumented people, it makes it difficult.”
However, many people blame the crime on the lack of police presence in mugging hotspots in the CBD. For this reason, Mashaba has agreed to send 15,000 more officers to the Johannesburg Metro Police Department.
By: Mikayla Tetreault, Staff Writer