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Two people were killed while four others were injured when gunmen shot at patrons at Mputlane Inn in Katlehong.
Two people were killed while four others were injured when gunmen shot at patrons at Mputlane Inn in Katlehong.
Alfonso Nqunjana

The South African Police Service should be thwarting shootings across the country before they happen, working on tip-offs, leads and solid intelligence. But as Mandy Wiener writes, years of erosion and political infighting have debilitated the SAPS Crime Intelligence capacity. 

Have you heard of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? 

It's a frequency bias. After noticing something for the first time, there is a tendency to notice it more often, leading you to believe that it has an increased frequency of occurring.  

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