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WC MEC commits to stemming vigilantism

Dan Plato told Imizamu Yethu and Lavender Hill residents vigilante killings were a cause for concern.

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Community Safety MEC has again called on communities to help police in the fight against crime.

During a visit to Imizamu Yethu and Lavender Hill today, Dan Plato said the rise in vigilante killings is cause for concern.

In recent weeks at least eight people have been arrested in separate mob justice attacks across the city.

Plato says he will continue working with community initiatives in a bid to stem the violent scourge

"They believe vigilante attacks are correct. It was for me to address them in a meaningful way, to instil in them a different kind of mindset."

WATCH: Necklace murder in Lavender Hill

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