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“One Merchant, One Bullet” The Rise and Fall of PAGAD

Monaghan, Rachel (2004) “One Merchant, One Bullet” The Rise and Fall of PAGAD. Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement, 12 (1). pp. 1-19. [Journal article]

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The public lynching of Rashaad Staggie, a notorious gang leader in Cape Town and the further killing of 24 drug dealers by members of PAGAD (People Against Gangsterism and Drugs) led to the group being labelled as vigilantes in South Africa. Subsequent bomb attacks in the Western Cape, primarily in the Cape Town area although not claimed by PAGAD were attributed to the group. This paper explores the rise and fall of PAGAD and considers whether the group’s actions constitute vigilantism or terrorism.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Vigilantism, South Africa, PAGAD
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:20412
Deposited By: Dr Rachel Monaghan
Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 13:51
Last Modified:09 Nov 2011 13:51

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