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Vigilantism in Khayelitsha is now a crisis

Democratic Alliance Party MP's say that vigilantism in Khayelitsha has become a crisis.

DA marchers gather. Picture: Ryno Geldenhuys/iWitness

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance said vigilantism in Khayelitsha has become a crisis.

Party MP's visited Makhaza on Monday to gauge residents' views on the spate of mob killings and an increase in gangsterism.

The DA's Masizole Mnqasela said 12 suspected criminals have been necklaced, allegedly by residents since the start of this year.

"We are calling on the police tp partner with the community and the DA to esnure that government responds on time, and that police respond when called upon by the community."

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