Vigilantes Fight Crime With Crime...And A Star Cop Tries To Help

It couldn't have come at a worse time or place. On Nov. 3, riot police and members of People Against Gangsterism & Drugs, a vigilante group, clashed at Cape Town's touristy Waterfront mall. When the smoke cleared, one PAGAD protester lay dead, allegedly shot by a cop--and scores of lunching visitors were horrified. It wasn't the first time such a rally had ended in tragedy. On Aug. 4, PAGAD's vigilantes hurled a Molotov cocktail at a Cape Town gangster; then they pumped 72 bullets into his charred body.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.