The army is going into gang-infested areas on the Cape Flats.
The order to send in soldiers was announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele, during his budget vote speech in parliament on Thursday.
Cele said President Cyril Ramaphosa had given the green light to a request to send army personnel into 10 precincts in the Western Cape for three months. Earlier this year, the Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice released a study, naming Cape Town the 11th most dangerous city in the world. There were two thousand 800 and 60 murders there last year. But with the spate of murders this year, Cape Town is expected to climb the rankings, with police seemingly unable to curb killings. To discuss the army deployment, we’re joined by SANDF spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini.
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