Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 1500 x 1500 2020 Aubrey Masango 1500 x 1500 2020
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

[LISTEN] The rise of vigilantism in South Africa

11 September 2017 12:00 PM
Tags:
Kimberley
Crimes against children
Operation Wanya Tsotsi
crimes

Operation Wanaya Totsi's Tebogo “ Pantsi “ Obusitse says they ensure community members do not harm one another.

Operation Wanaya Totsi, a community-based operation against crimes in Galeshewe, Kimberley, has been adopted by the South African Police Service (Saps) as a nationwide campaign.

The idea by Tebogo “ Pantsi “ Obusitse was spurred on by an apparent lack of resources to curb violent crimes in the area.

Obusitse explains how the youth have particularity hard hit by gang related activity in the city.

He says the initiative is not only aimed at criminals but has helped children attain access to quality education.

They do not concentrate only on gangsters and criminals, he says, but focus on education and the safety of children.

Poverty itself will put its hand deep into your community because the community will not be educated and able to help themselves out of the situation.

Tebogo “ Pantsi “ Obusitse, Chairperson of Operation Wanya Totsi

SInce the inception, we have never killed anyone. We have made sure that people that end up being victimised, we take them to the police station. It is our responsibility to make sure that even communities do not kill each other.

Tebogo “ Pantsi “ Obusitse, Chairperson of Operation Wanya Totsi

Speaking on the rise of vigilantism in South Africa, Public Law Lecturer, Dr Mary Nel says the logic has changed over time.

She says vigilantism was politically orientated before 1994 and is now focused on crime and disorder.

And it is not a new phenomenon.

Maybe there is more attention being paid to it at the moment but it has been happening for many years. The violence associated with it cannot be condoned, but it is evidently understandable why they would feel the need to do so.

Dr Mary Nel, Public Law Lecturer at Stellbosch

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio...


11 September 2017 12:00 PM
Tags:
Kimberley
Crimes against children
Operation Wanya Tsotsi
crimes

More from Local

If interest rate remains stable, 2021 to bring more surprises in property market

19 January 2021 8:19 PM

Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw a rally in residential property sales. Andrew Golding examines the trends expected in 2021.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Top universities offering 1,500 free courses online. Grab the opportunity!

19 January 2021 7:50 PM

Harvard, Oxford, MIT... We need to take responsibility for keeping ourselves on the cutting edge, says futurist Graeme Codrington.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Sars drops ball with eFiling changes - 'We're working hard to convert service'

19 January 2021 6:43 PM

Most online forms have now been migrated to newer technology after Adobe stopped support for Flash Player on 31 Dec, says Sars.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Netcare launches toll-free line for families and patients to stay in touch

19 January 2021 4:45 PM

Netcare Chief Executive Dr Richard Friedland says they have dedicated staff to keep family members informed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'If you prescribe Ivermectin it will be an unauthorised use'

19 January 2021 3:07 PM

Professor Mosa Moshabela from the University of KwaZulu- Natal explains the danger of using the drug in humans.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Media ethics and credibility report: Sanef to put together an action plan

19 January 2021 1:55 PM

Retired Judge Kathleen Satchwell gives details into the report and what they found including government influence on media houses.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Report finds unfair racial discrimination evidence by three medical aid schemes

19 January 2021 1:20 PM

Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, who compiled the scathing Section 59 report, weighs in on the Section 59 report findings.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Hippo.co.za pledges support for 8-year-old Nathan in need of special hearing aid

19 January 2021 8:40 AM

After #702Breakfast listener Angie donated her winnings to the little boy, Hippo.co.za has come on board.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

SA has to 'bite the bullet' to pay for COVID-19 vaccine - National Treasury

19 January 2021 7:52 AM

DG Dondo Mogajane gives more insight on where the government will find money to pay for the vaccine.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

344 people have died after contracting COVID-19 and over 9K infections recorded

19 January 2021 7:03 AM

According to the Health Department, these fatalities have pushed the death toll to 37,449.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward