WCape premier welcomes SANDF deployment

WCape premier welcomes SANDF deployment

The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, has welcomed the decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to employ the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to the worst affected crime areas in the province.

Bheki Cele in CPT following killings

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, announced the decision in Parliament on Thursday evening.


In June, Cele visited Cape Town when an Anti-Gang Unit in the Cape Flats.


Six of the Anti-Gang Unit members were shot while on duty.


Early in July, the Police Minister returned to the city and visited the Philippi are on the Cape Flats, where 13 people were killed in one weekend.


Winde says the decision by the President will bring stability to the province.


"So, now we need to get the other part right, which is the justice system," says Winde.


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Cele told parliament that troops will be deployed for a period of three months, but that it can be extended should there be a need to do so.


The SANDF members will take their guidance from police and assist in police operations. 

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