24 Feb – Pretoria West and Atteridgeville have witnessed violent protests in recent times. Residents of the areas embarked on what they alleged would be a peaceful march against drug lords and prostitution today. However, violence erupted and led to some residents missing work and school. The youth in the area allegedly blocated roads with burning tires and steered cars off the road by pelting stones at them. Colonel Lungelo Dlamini of the South African Police Services assured that there would be police deployed to the areas. Sakina Kamwendo opens the forum for an in-depth discussion.