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Has Cape Town's Long Street become a 'no-go' area?

9 July 2019 3:56 PM
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Long Street drug dealers arrested
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Restaurateur Ed Saunders says high levels of crime in the CBD are likely to start affecting visitor numbers.

In the heart of Cape Town's CBD lies Long Street, one of the city's oldest and most popular locations for those looking for a good time.

Filled with clubs, bars and restaurants Long Street really comes alive at night, but according to a recent Daily Maverick article, it's also the place where criminals lurk ready to prey on unsuspecting victims.

Ed Saunders runs Fork restaurant at the top end of the famous strip and says the high levels of crime in the area are likely to start affecting visitor numbers.

We recently had a stabbing at the top of Long Street... everyone has had a bad experience on Long Street

Ed Saunders, Owner - My Kinda Restaurant

I'm worried tourists are going to go to the Waterfront rather than seeing the heart of Cape Town, the CBD.

Ed Saunders, Owner - My Kinda Restaurant

According to the latests crime stats Cape Town CBD is the number one hot spot for reported crimes in the Western Cape.

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9 July 2019 3:56 PM
Tags:
Crime
Cape Town
Long Street
Long Street drug dealers arrested
Crime hotspots

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