The Western Cape MEC of
Community Safety Dan Plato said taking the law into your own hands will not
make our communities safer.
This follows the vigilante
attack in Lwandle over the weekend which left three people dead.
MEC Plato said vigilantism is
a crime and it will not be tolerated by law enforcement agencies.
Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald
Botha said no matter what the circumstances or allegations are, we cannot allow
communities to catch, prosecute, convict and deal a death sentence to alleged
Botha added that MEC Plato
further calls on the boarder in the Lwandle community to assist the police in
their investigation and calls on community leaders across the province to help
prevent vigilante attacks from occurring.
He concluded by saying that
where communities feel they do not receive the necessary safety services being
delivered, they should report it either to the Neighbourhood Watch or Community
Policing Forum for escalation, or check the Office of the Western Cape Cape
Provincial Police Ombudsman, or directly to the Department of Community Safety
by lodging a complaint at 021 483 4332.
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