Vigilantism Tag

For residents of Plot 52 in the Zandspruit informal settlement and South Africa at large, the morning of May 19 2021 will not be soon forgotten. Right in front of children and community members, old and young, community members decided to take the law into their...

Over the past months newspapers have frequently featured stories and disturbing front-page photos of violent vigilante attacks. The ongoing coverage of these acts has lent the impression that we are experiencing in South Africa a sudden increase in 'mob justice'; an increase that is perpetuated...

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