Renee Montagne Has The First Of Two Reports

on crime in post-Apartheid South Africa and what's being done about it... Today, she visits the black township of Soweto, outside Johannesburg, where young black residents have joined forces with white police to catch criminals. It's an unusual alliance between those who fought to overthrow Apartheid and those who fought to protect it. Soweto and the other black townships surrounding Johannesburg have a murder rate three times higher than that of New York City.

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