Western Cape premier wants Cape Flats army deployment extended

The South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) deployment in the Cape Flats has come to an end.

The military was deployed to 10 designated areas under an eight-week mandate to curb the scourge of gang violence.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has requested an extension of the deployment of the troops.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show, Winde says the province is short of police officers.

RELATED: 'Army should only stay on Cape Flats if police have crime intelligence plan'

I don't believe that a two-months military intervention is going to change things drastically. That is specifically one of the reasons I motivated that we keep the military for a while longer.

Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government

What I do know is that we are 4,500 policemen and women too few in the province so we don't have the correct allocation. We need more boots on the ground.

Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government

Listen to the full interview below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Army should only stay on Cape Flats if police have crime intelligence plan'

'Army should only stay on Cape Flats if police have crime intelligence plan'

If the SANDF deployment is extended on the Cape Flats, it must be done in conjunction with better policing, an analyst explains.

Six months longer for the army on the Cape Flats?

Six months longer for the army on the Cape Flats?

The official mandate of SANDF troops presence in troubled parts of the Cape Flats comes to an end on 16 September.

SANDF must extend Cape Flats deployment, says W Cape govt

SANDF must extend Cape Flats deployment, says W Cape govt

Premier Alan Winde explains why the province believes a two-month presence in the gang-riddled area is not enough.

No need for army in Gauteng, says Bheki Cele

No need for army in Gauteng, says Bheki Cele

The police minister argues that deploying the army will only escalate the level of violence in the province.

[LISTEN] Will SANDF troops stay longer in the Cape Flats?

[LISTEN] Will SANDF troops stay longer in the Cape Flats?

Troops entered 10 'problem' areas in the Cape Flats but the original eight-week mandate may be extended.

Popular articles
Yves Saint Laurent starts selling designer condoms for R95 a pop

Yves Saint Laurent starts selling designer condoms for R95 a pop

Some things in life just don’t need a “designer” counterpart, reckons branding and advertising expert Andy Rice.

We bought 2 corrupt businesses back in 2012 - Stephen van Coller (CEO at EOH)

We bought 2 corrupt businesses back in 2012 - Stephen van Coller (CEO at EOH)

If EOH didn’t make those mistakes, the company would have no debt today, laments its CEO, Stephen van Coller.

'Realistically, load shedding may continue for whole week,' says Eskom COO

'Realistically, load shedding may continue for whole week,' says Eskom COO

The power utility's Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer, explains why the power utility is implementing a power outage.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

The teacher has resigned following allegations that she was involved in a sexual relationship with an 18-year old pupil.

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

It’s better to start late than never! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeanette Marais.

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Job hopeful caught cheating during his Skype interview

[WATCH] Job hopeful caught cheating during his Skype interview

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.