SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES MUST SHUT DOWN BROTHELS, SAYS POLICE MINISTER

JOHANNESBURG, Cities in South Africa must shut down buildings operating as brothels and drug dens, says Police Minister Filkile Mbalula.

Rustenburg was burning and we need to act, what I am saying is that let us not allow our townships, our areas to burn down on things we can resolve, let us resolve them, he said Monday in Krugersdorp, near here.

When we bring down building like this, I expect every council to act, bring this building [down] wherever you are before people protest. I expect our police officers wherever they are they must act.

Mbalula was in Krugersdorp in the West Rand area of Gauteng Province to report back to residents on what had happened since their protest a week ago. Residents shut down Krugersdorp in protest against prostitution and drug trafficking and burnt down suspected brothels and drug dens.

On Monday, one of the building used as a brothel was demolished in Krugersdorp, and Mbalula said more houses would be closed down or demolished through the Mogale City municipality.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK