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A 6-year-old child has been killed by a stray bullet in the Cape Flats. What began as a cautious optimism, when SANDF arrived to patrol gang hot-spot areas, has turned into mounting fear for residents.
Police in Johannesburg have launched a series of raids this week under the name Okae Molaeo. These operations have led to several arrests and have received praise from Police Minister Bheki Cele and Gauteng Premier David Makhura.
Cape Town has been dubbed Africa's most dangerous city, ranking high on the list by international standards according to the Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.
While many are commending the decision for members of the South African National Defense Force to be stationed in Cape Town gang hot-spots, many residents seem worried about the outcome.
This week, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) intervened in several high-crime areas in Cape Town. On Thursday, 8 SA Infantry battalion descended on Hanover Park and Manenberg to clamp down on gang violence.
The Department of Defence and Military Veterans says that is highly cash-strapped, and that this may impair its ability to perform its duties. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula made the statement during a press briefing.