vigilantism

 
Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria— with official support
Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria— with official support
Concerns about safety and security are substantial in Nigeria. Here,
Mob justice: 'Yes, I would join in to protect my community'
Mob justice: 'Yes, I would join in to protect my community'
At the weekend, a man in Hlogotlou, Limpopo was stoned to death after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and...
Desperate and divided, SA is gatvol
Desperate and divided, SA is gatvol
Increasingly, South Africans from all walks of life are mobilising for change. Many resort to public protest in the hope of galvanising the...
France's 'evil clown' trend causing havoc
France's 'evil clown' trend causing havoc
French police are on high alert after bogus clowns caused panic across France in a spreading phenomenon that has led to violence and a response by...
Khaya Dlanga: Death isn't the answer to monstrous crimes
Khaya Dlanga: Death isn't the answer to monstrous crimes
There has been real and legitimate anger in the past few days over headlines about the kind of violence that illustrates our loss of innocence.
'We have made our point', say Khutsong residents
'We have made our point', say Khutsong residents
As the police convoy snakes away, the 43-year-old Khutsong mother of six takes out a pink cellphone she had tucked away in her bra.
Khutsong: Brutality prevails when hope is lost
Khutsong: Brutality prevails when hope is lost
After months of living in fear of gangsters called the Casanovas and the Vandals, who rob and sometimes end up stabbing their victims, the people...
Khutsong: Little tolerance for crime
Khutsong: Little tolerance for crime
Residents of Khutsong said they resorted to violence because they were not being listened to and lived in fear. By killing six alleged gang...
Mthethwa condemns Khutsong 'gangster' murders
Mthethwa condemns Khutsong 'gangster' murders
Those involved in killing six people accused of gangsterism in Khutsong on the West Rand will face the full might of the law, Police Minister Nathi...
Mob justice blamed on police failure
Mob justice blamed on police failure
Angy Peter has frequently tried to intervene when people are being savagely beaten by a mob in sprawling Khayelitsha township.Sometimes...
Vigilantism not the answer, say cops
Vigilantism not the answer, say cops
Communities plagued by crime, often violent, claim desperation as the reason for their acts of vigilantism.
Police warn Khayelitsha residents against vigilantism
Police warn Khayelitsha residents against vigilantism
Western Cape police on Monday cautioned Khayelitsha residents against vigilantism, saying "bundu courts" were not the answer.

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