House robberies on the rise in parts of Pietermaritzburg

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Residents in KwaPata and Azalea in Pietermaritzburg live in fear, as house robberies are on the rise.
Residents in KwaPata and Azalea in Pietermaritzburg live in fear, as house robberies are on the rise.
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Residents of two areas in Pietermaritzburg say they now sleep with one eye open because of the high increase in crime.

Armed house robberies are especially on the rise.

Ward 10 residents, which includes KwaPata and part of Azalea, said at least one house robbery takes place every day.

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