The Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called for improved law-enforcement, to help protect local businesses from crime-syndicates.
President of the Chamber, Janine Myburgh, says a recent survey shows that Cape Town-business owners have reported a drastic increase in crime, with up to 60% of respondents saying they have fallen victim to crime.
Myburgh says up to 20% of respondents say they have fallen victim to extortion.
— Chamber of Commerce (@Cape_Chamber) November 18, 2020
Extorting protection money from small businesses in the City has become so lucrative, so easy, & its consequences so remote, that criminals have expanded their threats to ordinary people with jobs. SAPS dragging its feet on Cape extortion racket boom https://t.co/84TfvWXWWx pic.twitter.com/ScnCBplv4x
— Chamber of Commerce (@Cape_Chamber) November 9, 2020