Address: Rylands Estate,
Johnston Rd, Gatesville,
Cape Town, 7766,
South Africa

“Women in Islam – Women in South Africa” Symposium

Intersections of Poverty: Gang Violence and Drug wars on the Cape Flats

Gabeba Gaidien

Charles was 33 years old when he lost his life at the hands of a young man in the

community of Manenberg. He was shot at point blank range because he happened to

be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, during an intense gang warfare.

He is survived by his family including a five year old son. At his funeral the little boy read

a farewell poem to his dad which he concluded with a simple question…


Cape Town is celebrated for its picturesque mountains and coastline shielded by

seemingly eternal sunshine and blue skies. Yet it is also rated as one of the ten most

violent cities in the world. 1


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