Cape Town - Residents of Cape Town's historic Bo-Kaap say muggings in the famous suburb, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, have become a daily occurrence.
On Tuesday morning a French tourist was stabbed in the neck and her backpack stolen during a violent mugging in Chiappini Street.
The row of colourful houses draws hundreds of tourists every day, but with little security in the area, they are increasingly becoming easy targets.
Bo-Kaap resident Lucy Martin told the African News Agency (ANA) that muggings happen regularly.
Her boyfriend Tristan Chesselet said he heard a woman screaming for help and went to investigate.