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EDITORIAL | Operation Dudula is a pile of tinder just waiting ...

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EDITORIAL | Operation Dudula is a pile of tinder just waiting for a spark

As history shows us, Pagad was formed as a community group with good intentions but it spiralled out of control

Editorial

In April, criminologist and lecturer Dr Guy Lamb of Stellenbosch University already likened Operation Dudula to the People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) group formed in 1996 in the Cape Flats.

The group started out as a community organisation but soon morphed into a vigilante group linked to acts of arson, murder and planting bombs around Cape Town.

Its initial motive was good — a pushback against the gangsterism and drugs plaguing the Cape Flats...

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