Saturday, August 9, 2008

South African Crime Legends

The Independent on Saturday [South Africa]
9 August 2008

Crime: Separating the fact from fiction

Carvin Goldstone

South African crime is so widespread and unpredictable that it is often hard to tell genuine cases from urban myths. [...]

[Chubb Security recently issued a warning about a gang initiation that involves killing drivers who flash their headlights; gas pump attendants sell unclaimed cash slips to taxi drivers; women are robbed and undressed in shopping mall restrooms.]