City of Joburg launches safety action plan for Rosettenville

Residents took the law into their own hands at the weekend, torching at least 12 houses which they claim are used as drug dens and brothels.

Police make their presence known in Rosettenville following violent protests. Picture: Pelane Phakgadi/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The City of Johannesburg says it has launched a clear action plan to maintain safety in Rosettenville following two weekends of violence.

The city says it will increase police visibility and implement random stop-and-searches.

On Saturday, residents took the law into their own hands, torching at least 12 houses, which they claim are used as drug dens and brothels.

Public Safety MMC Michael Sun says the city hopes to make more arrests now.

“We’ve deployed an increased number of JMPD officers and patrol vehicles for crime prevention and visible policing.”

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(Edited by Tamsin Wort)