Members of the South African National Defence Force were expected to be deployed in gang and crime ridden areas of Cape Town on Friday.
The call by the Western Cape government for the deployment of the SANDF in crime ridden areas of the City has received mixed reactions from Community Police Forums.
The police minister went on a walkabout in Manenberg, one of the townships in the Western Cape where crime is spiraling. Eighteen people have been killed in a space of four days.
Organisations representing poor and working class people who have borne the brunt of the marauding Red Ants in the past, are celebrating the suspension of the company. .
Bishop Lavis in Cape Town saw four youth shot this past weekend. The community came out to protest gang violence and police inaction this Tuesday, 12 February.
Residents of Bonteheuwel and surrounding townships demanded answers from Police Minister, Bheki Cele, for promises police ministers had made in previous meetings with the communities,
Government officials used a transport imbizo held in Khayelitsha at the weekend to shift responsibility for catching the culprits of train arson to communities.