Rosettenville residents have once again resorted to violence destroying 12 houses belonging to alleged drug dealers and brothel owners in the area.
Resident and community activist, Johanna Mapeko, says the community has been reporting the drug and prostitution issues to the police but the problems continue to persist.
Mapeko says parents are frustrated by the situation and have now decided to take matters into their own hands because police get bribes from suspects and cannot be relied on.
We suspect that there are cohorts within the community who are law enforcers, that's why the issue will never be sorted out through police.— Johanna Mapeko, Rosettenville resident and community activist
The police are in our community to protect those who are doing wrong within the community, not only foreign nationals but South Africans who are doing wrong things are protected by our law enforcers.— Johanna Mapeko, Rosettenville resident and community activist
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubela, says more than 400 suspected drug dealers have been arrested since January in Rosettenville.
Makhubela says police will be doing stop and searches in the area, raiding houses belonging to suspects.
If there are police officers who are involved with criminals and they have evidence, let them bring it forward.— Captain Kay Makhubela, SAPS spokesperson
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