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7 gruesome murders that shocked South Africans in 2022

The bloodbath of violent crime continues to remain out of control in South Africa, with 2022 being yet another year filled with reports of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), the killing of children, and tavern shootings.

According to the latest quarterly crime statistics – covering the period between 1 July and 30 September – 989 women were murdered and 1 277 women were victims of attempted murder across the country.

558 children were killed in South Africa between April and September this year.

Picture: Neil McCartney

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