- Fikile Mbalula has kept his promise by returning to Munsiville and Kagiso to combat crime crippling the communities
- The police minister said no criminals would be allowed in South Africa, stating they were sweeping the field
- Mbalula was present on Monday as they demolished houses suspected to be drug dens and brothels
Houses used as drug dens and brothels in West Rand, Gauteng, has been discovered by the SAPS, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Monday.
As Briefly.co.za previously reported, Mbalula said in last week he would be fixing criminals, following the violent protests of Krugersdorp and Kagiso residents over crime in their communities.
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Now, Mbalula said no person in South Africa would be allowed to commit any crime.
“There is no body going to be allowed to roam around doing illegal things including drugs. It does not matter where they come from, we are sweeping the through operation field,” Mbalula said.
Mbalula gave a report to the residents in Munsiville and Kagiso about the action taken since the protests last week.
The police minister said he was present on Monday when the police demolished the first house.
He added old dilapidated buildings, which is causing the South African municipalities headaches, would be destroyed.
Mbalula added all buildings used for illegal purposes would be closed down in Krugersdorp and surrounding areas, The Citizen reported.
According to Mbalula, the residents protest activated the decisive actions, but he warned that illegality must not be met by illegality.
“Now we have acted because the community have raised issues. We equally urge ourselves and the leadership in the municipality, let us not wait too long for things that we see are wrong happening in our space. We must be decisive in ensuring that wrong doing that communities are complaining about are brought to book.”, he said.
Residents watched as an alleged brothel was destroyed.
But, it appears Mbalula’s swift action, as promised, was appreciated by the residents.
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One resident, David Mthembu, who lives two houses from the alleged brothel said he was happy the “not good” house was demolished.
According to Mthembu their sisters were kept as slaves forced to do sexual acts.
Briefly.co.za gathered a few blankets, shows and mattresses were found in the house, which was littered with condoms.
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