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S. African women risk assault to reach work as taxi violence surges

S. African women risk assault to reach work as taxi violence surges

KIM HARRISBERG SOUTH African language tutor Debbie Odumuko has already survived a shootout in a grocery store since fighting between rival taxi drivers resurfaced in Cape Town in early July. But walking alone at night alongside the highway to get home now that most taxis have stopped running has left her equally terrified of being assaulted. Getting to and from work has become risky for Odumuko, 49, but the thought of staying home and not being able to feed her four children kept her up at night as she lay in bed listening to gunshots fired between taxi gangs. "I…
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