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Rosettenville: Gigaba promises swift response to grievances

Minister Gigaba led a high level government delegation in Rosettenville, following violent protests over drugs and prostitution.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says has promised Rosettenville residents that government will respond their grievances swiftly, saying he believes they are legitimate.

Gigaba led a high level government delegation in the area on Monday, following violent protests over drugs and prostitution at the weekend that resulted in more than 10 houses being set alight.

While residents accuse the police of not doing their job, the minister has urged them not to take the law into their own hands.

“There are very legitimate concerns, and we need to respond to them. But to respond to those claims, the government needs to act as the only authority entitled by law to take any security measures – so that no community member needs to take the law into their own hands.”

_WATCH: Rosettenville on a knifes edge over drugs, brothels _