A revealing, well made documentary about crime and social struggle in Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Fascinating and heartbreaking. This sad tale begins in the emergency room of an overworked hospital as stab victim after stab victim come through the doors. I felt devastated after watching it late last night but when i woke this morning, i felt more determined than ever. If you don’t realise that we all have to play a part in helping our neighbours, then there’s not much humanity in you being human.
This excellent overseas documentary on crime removes the myth of Cape Town. There are two worlds: the tourists get the police; the masses get hell without hope.
“South Africa, today, has become the most violent democracy in the world…” Enter the South African Police Special Task Force. They’re our super police. This superb documentary shows their training, live crime reactions, their joys and successes, and digs into the hearts of these tough men. Forget the SAS, the SEALS etc. This is the real deal at home. This series is going to flll you with conflicting emotions. It’s going to make you confront the reality of South African crime… our reality, our constant fear. By the end of it, i hope you feel, like me, the need to clap your hands for the fact that there are good cops out there defending us against our country gone wild.