Honeydew is part of Gauteng’s most dangerous region, according to statistics presented by the police to Parliament’s portfolio committee on community safety TO MOST Johannesburg residents, it is where they go to play, to cycle, hike, or get out into the country. What they may not know is that Honeydew is part of Gauteng’s most dangerous region.According to statistics presented by the police to Parliament’s portfolio committee on community safety, the Honeydew policing cluster is seeing a dramatic increase in violent crime.The report, which covers the financial year ending March 31, shows that of 26 categories of crimes recorded by the police, the Honeydew cluster was in the top four in 17 of the crimes.This cluster includes Douglasdale, Florida, Honeydew, Randburg and Roodepoort. It also covers Cosmo City and informal settlements — Zandspruit, Itsoseng, Diepsloot, Kya Sands, Pipeline, Durban Deep and Matholesville. The population of this cluster stands at 1.17-million people. In tha...

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