ActionSA condemns the lawlessness prevailing in Kagiso. It is grossly unfortunate that residents have had to resort to taking the law into the own hands to the failure of the South African Police Service in dealing with rampant crime in their community despite numerous reports lodged.
It is even more tragic and extremely bizarre to witness ANC National Spokesperson, Pule Mabe, making promises to address illegal immigration when it is the ANC government who have failed to properly deal with this issue for over two decades.
The truth is that the ANC has no credibility on this issue because they are to blame for the situation in which the country finds itself.
ActionSA acknowledges the lived realities of the people of Kagiso and appreciate the danger under which they live, with the lurking criminality perpetrated by illegal miners who have been found to also be undocumented immigrants reportedly from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.
For many years the people of Kagiso have lived in the hope that our criminal justice system will address the issue of illegal immigration and the proliferation of illegal mining activities in the area.
The boiling pot for this has been the ignorance of both law and order and immigration control which then sparked the recent violent attacks by the community in an effort to rid themselves of criminality and constant danger.
We appeal to the Ministries of Police and Home Affairs to ensure that illegal immigration and adherence to the rule of law are entrenched in society in order to ensure that such scenes of violence and vigilantism are curbed.