JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele is demanding answers from his officers.
Cele wants to know why a suspected drug dealer in Chatsworth was allowed to continue operating for years without a conviction.
Yaganathan Pillay, known as Teddy Mafia, was gunned down on Monday.
An angry mob then beheaded two people believed to have been responsible.
"This is what the community and all of us are calling for to say don't deal with the small fish, don't deal with the little man on the streets. Deal with the real guys," Cele said.
He goes on to say, "that it happened that somebody killed them and they were killed. I’m very sure that if we had acted as the police and do what we were supposed to, we shouldn’t have had a chain reaction".
According to Cele, investigations are under way.
"We are getting a report and I hope and I am sure that more of the top guys... must be arrested," he said.