The Social Justice Coalition and Ndifuna Ukwazi condemn acts of vigilantism following the death of a young man in Site C, Khayelitsha. Two others were severely beaten and burnt and remain in a critical condition in hospital.
We spoke to Craig Oosthuizen, Coordinator of the Safety, Policing and Justice Programme at Ndifuna Ukwazi.
Last year there was a commission of inquiry in Khayelitsha between the police and the community member and the reason for that commission was that people of Khayelitsha when they apprehend a suspect take the law into their own hands. So people have lost faith in the criminal justice system, people have lost faith in the police.— Craig Oosthuizen