Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has re-shuffled station commanders in the drug and prostitution ridden area of Krugersdorp on Gauteng’s West Rand.
Communities of Kagiso and Munsieville went on the rampage, torching houses believed to belong to drug lords.
They also vandalised state property and looted shops.
This was after a young girl went missing in Kagiso and was later found at a drug den in Krugersdorp.
Before engaging with community members, Mbalula demolished two buildings believed to be drug dens.
He says they had to change the leadership of the police because there’s a lacklustre approach to the issues affecting the community.