Mbalula waiting for Zuma to authorise SANDF deployment in crime hotspots
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula was in Nyanga on Thursday, an area that has among the highest murder rates in the country.
CAPE TOWN - Soldiers could be patrolling the streets of gang-infested neighbourhoods in Cape Town by early November.
That's if the president authorises a request initiated by the Police Minister for the defence force to help South African Police Services members in anti-crime blitzes.
Minister Mbalula was in Nyanga on Thursday, an area that has among the highest murder rates in the country.
“The president, once he gives us the go ahead, we will basically announce the deployment. Like we said, it’s not going to be a static deployment, it’ll be through Operation Fiela.”
#FikileInNyanga In the last financial year, Nyanga recorded the highest murders in South Africa with 281 murders recorded. GLS— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 26, 2017