Murders in Cape Town rise, as SANDF deployment delayed

By Oluthando Keteyi - 16 July 2019Views : 455

On Monday, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde confirmed that there had been 43 murders recorded in the Cape Town metro between Friday night and Monday morning.

Despite SANDF troops arriving in the Western Cape at the weekend, they were not deployed as announced by Minister Bheki Cele

Correct authorisations and paperwork are reported to have delayed the deployment of troops in areas the Cape Flats - Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain, Delft, Elsies River, Nyanga, Khayelitsha, Mfuleni, Philippi, Kraaifontein and Manenberg.

“This weekend’s murder rate is proof that there is no time to waste in deploying the army, and I call on minister Cele and President [Cyril] Ramaphosa to get the paperwork out of the way as quickly as possible so that no more lives are wasted,” said Winde.