Crime syndicates and gangs allegedly recruit children for crime in Soshanguve

Written by on June 13, 2022

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Children as young as 12 years old are allegedly recruited to join crime syndicates in Jukulyn, Soshanguve, where they are taught how to use firearms for robberies and other illegal crimes.

Criminal gangs and syndicates are alleged to be operating out of abandoned RDP houses, ambushing unsuspecting victims.

According to DA Tshwane deputy caucus chairperson Sandy Khathutshelo Mbuvha, reports that children were involved in the conduct of crime are causing alarm.

Targeted children, according to Mbuvha, were acting on the orders of criminals who “appeared to be setting up their crime hubs within local abandoned RDP houses.”

“This has resulted in councillors and officials calling on the Rietgat police station, which is already under-resourced and stretched, as well as the Tshwane Metro Police Department to assist with escorts to the areas,” she Mbuvha

Selby Bokaba, a spokeswoman for the City of Tshwane, disclosed in March that at least 11 municipal electricians had been attacked in Soshanguve since January.

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