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An aerial photograph of Mfuleni in the foreground stretching to the west towards Table Mountain. Ikweze Park (on the left) and Delft (to the right) are situated beyond.
|Municipality||City of Cape Town|
|• Councillor||Gordon Thomas (Ward 16) (DA)
Themba Honono (Ward 108) (ANC)
|• Total||13.46 km2 (5.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||95.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||n/a|
Mfuleni is a suburb of Blue Downs area and is close to the sprawling township of Khayelitsha and also next to the new suburb of Malibu. Around 52,300 people live in this township. Most were moved there from the late 1990s following flooding and fires in different townships across the Western Cape, such as Philippi, Nyanga and Khayelitsha. Hence, the mixed nature of the community here. Unemployment, HIV/AIDS and crime are some of the most pressing problems in this poor township.