Love Island bosses urged to re-think South Africa show as 12 killed every day

ITV bosses have once again been urged to re-think their plans to stage Love Island in South Africa.

The country has seen a spike in violent gangland crimes.

A new winter series of the dating show hosted by Caroline Flack is being planned in Cape Town in January.

But now there have been renewed calls to abandon the project amid fears for the safety of the contestants.

New figures show that the murder rate has risen to 12 killings a day.

At weekends this rises to around 50.

Locals claim fights between gangs – fuelled by alcohol and a limitless supply of drugs and guns – are now spiralling out of control.

President Ramaphosa has even sent in the army to the most violent gang-infested suburbs of Cape Town to try and calm the situation.

Last night ITV declined to comment.

But a source said: “Cape Town International Airport welcomed 5.3 million holiday makers last year – up 3% on the previous year.”

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