VIGILANTE QUEST FOR LEGITIMACY

Hundreds protest against arrest of murder suspects in Philippi

Police use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who were demanding release of community patrol members

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18 September 2017

“Drugs is a fight that we will never win”

Part three of our series on vigilantism in South Africa

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler.

29 August 2017

“They say we are assaulting people. We say we are blessing them.”

Part two of a three part series on vigilantism in South Africa

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler.

25 August 2017

“People call us before they call the police”: a vigilante group’s quest for legitimacy

Part one of a three part series on vigilantism in South Africa

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler.

22 August 2017