Police bosses won’t announce date for SANDF deployment to WC, GP
Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi says there won't be an announcement on the precise date.
CAPE TOWN - Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi says should the army be deployed to crime-stricken areas in Gauteng and the Western Cape, there won't be an announcement on the precise date.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula sent a request to the defence minister asking for the deployment of SANDF soldiers amid a rise in gang violence in the two provinces.
The Defence Ministry, however, says a lengthy process must be carried out which includes feasibility studies before a request is sent to President Jacob Zuma, who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Mkongi says no exact dates will be given.
“If we’re coming to the Western Cape, we can’t make the announcement; we’ll be giving the criminals a hint. We can’t. We want to find them when they are not prepared.”
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)