Mob justice is sometimes warranted, caller tells Eusebius

A 702 listener Koketso called in to comment on the mob justice reported on the news.

I don't know whether to feel that is a wrong thing in this country of ours, because the police stations are failing us, the ANC is failing us, by dropping cases of people who should be prosecuted.

Koketso, Caller

What else is the public supposed to do when we know somebody has done wrong.

Koketso, Caller

When thinking about mob justice, I don't think it is something that is wrong.

Koketso, Caller

He describes how a friend of his was raped and received no help from the police. He says he had to drive her to the hospital himself because the police said they had no resources.

But Eusebius responds that vigilantism is problematic and not a solution.

People have to be presumed innocent and what if the wrong person is killed.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

He agrees there is a problem with the entire justice system.

What has gone wrong there in terms of law enforcement that mob justice is something the community may resort to?

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

Callers also phoned in to discuss the scrapping of homosexual sex laws in Botswana, violence in schools and the importance of teachers.

Listen to the open line discussion below:


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