Cape Town cops brand gangsters' homes

2013-05-10 13:10

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Cape Town - Two Cape Town police officers have marked the houses of gangsters and drug merchants with red paint to identify them to the community, it was reported on Friday.

The Daily Voice reported that the officers, backed by community members, marched through Delft on Thursday and painted red Xs on certain houses.

"We have marked the houses to tell us and the community who you are. These gangsters are a minority and I told them to shape up or ship out," Colonel Basil Vellai was quoted as saying.

"You are going to see, police will dominate this area."

The 200-strong crowd also reportedly handed over letters to known offenders, asking them to stop all drug-related activity and violence, and to provide the police with the details of wanted criminals.

Those targeted were asked to sign the letters in front of the community.

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