The Times | 5/4/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombian lessons for SA
May 04 -- South African crime fighters could learn from Antanas Mockus, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia – once regarded as the murder capital of the world, writes Borrie la Grange
But they worked in Colombia, the former murder capital of the world.
Like in South Africa, violent crime was a way of life in the capital, Bogota, until mayor and mathematics professor Antanas Mockus took radical steps and drove the murder rate down from 77 per 100000 people to 22 per 100000.
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