After the situation in the Western Cape reached an alarmingly serious and fatal point, it was announced that the South African National Defence Force will intervene. The military deployment will last 3 months.
SANDF troops will be helping the Western Cape recover from the alarming level of gangsterism that has the province in a steely grip.
Cape Town, which is the South African murder capital, has experienced a recent increase in the homicide rate.
According to Briefly.co.za, Police Minister Bheki Cele unleashed the South African National Defence Force on the crime-ridden streets of the Cape Flats earlier, and now it's reported the military will be spending 3 months in the area.
Police Minister, Bheki Cele, feels 3 months will be enough to stabilise the situation.
"We believe that by the time that time comes, we would have normalised the situation and we'll sustain that through normal policing."
The troops will bolster the city's struggling police force, patrolling on foot and in vehicles through districts identified as criminal hotspots, as reported on by eNCA.
Neighbourhoods such as Hanover Park, Bonteheuwel, Delft and Philippi East have been suffering under gang-related violence.
The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the temporary military intervention.
"Countless mothers have buried their innocent children and life in these communities has been a never-ending nightmare. The DA trusts that the deployment of the SANDF to various communities in the Western Cape will bring much-needed stability in the Western Cape."
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