Don't take the law into your own hands - Minister Ntshaveni to Phoenix community

Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni issued the warning after 20 people in the area were murdered in the area during the recent criminal rampage.

Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, updates the media on 19 July 2021 in response to the recent violent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Picture: Twitter/@GovernmentZA

CAPE TOWN – Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said that residents of Phoenix in Durban needed to call the police when there was trouble instead of becoming vigilantes.

“Government condemned the attacks and vigilantism and urged communities who were protecting themselves to work together with community policing forum, the blue community, and the local South African Police Service. We encourage our citizens not to take the law into their own hands, but to wait for law enforcement to do their part.”

She issued the warning after 20 people were murdered in the area during the recent criminal rampage.

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There have also been reports of racial tensions in Phoenix.

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