Residents of Rosettenvillle, south of Johannesburg have been up in arms against crime in the area.
The community set alight 10 homes in the area claimed to being used as brothels and hideouts for drug lords.
37-year-old Ellen Dube said she fears for her children and wonders if they’ll make it home after school.
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba visited the area on Monday said the social development department would be called in to help children allegedly lured into prostitution.
Gigaba was leading a government delegation to crime-riddled areas across Joburg.