Police have shot and killed four suspects in Witbank, Mpumalanga after a botched CIT robbery where several accomplices were indicted. A video clip of a Witbank Police officer has been making rounds on social media where the police officer says: “If criminals refuse arrest and engage in a gun battle, they’ll come out second best.” SAPS is showing their ruthlessness towards violent criminals. 

Witbank police seem to be taking notes from KZN SAPS and their shoot to kill policy. It is alleged that an estimated 80+ criminals have been killed at the hands of SAPS. While some broadcasters have criticized the police for being too harsh, the public has expressed how tired they are of violent criminals continuously on the rise. 

“Minus 4 problems. I don't condone violence but I love what SAPS is doing.” Said one user on X . “You can tell elections are close,” said another User on X. To say whether these attacks are orchestrated or not would be unfair to even debate. Not to mention the murder of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fuers just happened yesterday shows legitimacy to the spike in criminal activity so we have a lot to be thankful for. 

“Today has been about the cleansing of the country, bodies are being dropped in every province.” A user on X tweeted this statement. Crime and corruption has gone on too long and t seems that this is the only course of action that can be taken.