Police arrest in Diepsloot
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How South African communities defend themselves

What do you do if you're living in a community where you believe criminals act with impunity and the long arm of the law appears to be absent?

Well, if you're a resident of Diepsloot township, on the edge of Johannesburg, in South Africa, you resort to kangaroo courts and street justice to defend yourselves.

BBC's Nomsa Maseko reports.

  • 16 Dec 2010
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