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Why current laws are failing to tackle gangsterism in the Western Cape

Take a listen as criminal law expert Dr Delano van der Linde explains why he believes the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) has been ineffective in tackling gang-related violence in the Western Cape.

He says from an evidence point of view gang-related crime is very difficult to prosecute.

It's done in a clandestine fashion. There's often not enough evidence against a person or persons or witnesses are afraid to testify.

Dr Delano van der Linde, Faculty of Law at North West University

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why current laws are failing to tackle gangsterism in the Western Cape


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