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