Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says deployment of SANDF to Cape Town communities was a success

The deployment of the defence force to crime-stricken Cape town communities was a success, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Responding to questions in the National Council of Provinces yesterday with other ministers. Soldiers were eventually sent in to help law enforcement bodies tackle gangs, after years of promises. She says the challenge facing violent Cape Town goes deeper than just effective policing and has everything to do with social-economic conditions of the people of Western Cape. Mapisa Nqakula added that the army was never designed toaddress internal crime issues but when the state’s control was being undermined, SANDF was mandated by law to support police.

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Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi



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