Top government leaders on Monday visited the beleaguered Rosettenville to address some of the issues which emanated from a protest which took place last weekend in the area.
Community members went on the rampage setting fire to at least more than 10 houses suspected to have belonged to drug lords and brothel owners in Rosettenville on Saturday.
MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi Malobane together with the Minister for Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba went to visit the area that has turned into a source of fire.
“We need our communities to be on our side in terms of how to deal with the issue. Violence is not going to solve the problem instead it will actually turn some of the good community leaders into criminals. If you think you can burn someone's house we will arrest you,” said Nkosi-Malobane.
Nkosi Malobane said part of their programme was to shut down brothels, drug dens and places used for human trafficking.
"This issue here in Rosettenville is about the crime that is taking place which involves hijacked buildings. It involves the use of children in prostitution‚ the drug rings that are around here and our inability as the state to act as timeously and adequately as the communities expect us to‚" Minister Gigaba said.
Gigaba said the community engagements were important to ensure peace and stability.