Army deployed in Cape Town

July 24, 2019

tell us what you see well I'm just gonna give you a look of while we're talking exactly what we're looking at we've got three big military vehicles out there you're just looking at one at the moment they've pulled in yeah we spent the whole morning in Philippi looking for these guys with no luck but now we've received word they are in menon burg and as you can see they are out in full force if my cameraman could just turn around you'll show you the other vehicles that are here as well they are being backed up by ASAP ace and metro police we are not sure exactly what operation they are on at the moment but as you can see they are all armed they are all ready for action and they are here to keep the community safer so how is the community feeling where you are to actually see this men in uniform with firearms well it's it's caused quite quite a scene I'll just give you another look as well as we will walk along this side everyone has come out of their homes everyone is staring at the spectacle that is unfolding in front of them rather they seem pretty happy smiles everywhere they've been waiting for more than a week now since the National Police Minister announced the deployment of the ISA in the if so I can imagine that at the moment they are quite happy yeah so tell us about the movement off the army of course they're supposed to go to several crime hotspots yes that's very true we're not sure where they'll be moving from here it was quite a chase for us to catch up to them as I said we heard rumors today that they were in delft in Philippi we spent the whole morning searching couldn't find them anyway but finally a palpable lead that brought us here to Mannin burg they've already made one stop so far that we understand we caught up to them here where they are now at the moment and from here they seem to be moving from spot to spot to spot and as the minister said tackling those crime spots at the end of the day where where they are the most needed and and their residents really to be welcomed welcoming them at the moment my staff and I know it's hard for you to give me too much detail because the Army is using the element of surprise when they do go out there but just overall give us the history and background as to why this decision was taken mainly because of those eleven people being killed in one weekend let's correct about two weekends ago in Philippi Philippi East specifically on a Friday night six women were killed at one time and also five men the following evening the Saturday evening they were killed also in one spot we believe it was a tavern where they were gunned down now this seemed to have been the catalyst to the minister finally announcing the deployment of the ISA India but as we know residence and also the Western Cape Government has been calling for this for an extremely long time if we look at some of the statistics just between a vembur last year and May this year close to 2,500 murders just in the Western Cape and what the government tells us the local government community safety they tell us this was a majority was gang-related as well if you are just joining us news just in and it's breaking of course the Army has been deployed to Madden burg Hanover Park in Cape Town our reporter Stefan whoreson is on the ground Stefan for the benefit of those who are just joining us just tell us exactly how many soldiers you're seeing on the ground and what's the reaction well so far like I said earlier we've got three very big heavy-duty a lesson with the one behind me military vehicles we're not sure exactly how many specific is are in DF members but if I just look around very quickly I could count probably up to 20 of them in the area at the moment backed up by the police as well they are very many oh there are quite a few police members in the area as well and so for everyone coming out of their homes looking at what is in unfolding in front of them I mean seeing the army in front of your eyes in your own neighborhood I don't think is something that many South Africans thought they would see since 25 years ago when apartheid had still been sending the military into areas like these to quell whatever unrest was there so very much I think a moment in history as we speaking yeah so just as I ask you the next question let's get you to move out a shot to get your camera person to move back and give us a wider shot so we can see the extent of the army on the streets the St Athan a talk to us about people more and more people coming to the streets as they see these soldiers with these firearms in their hands I mean the kids are forced there they're excited to see the soldiers but this is a serious thing this is a big deal and this is how authorities are trying to crack down on crime in Cape Town very much a serious matter I'm not sure if a little minds can at the moment understand 100% what is going on you'll see as I as my colleague is looking at these gentlemen in front of them as I say there's about 20 of these officers up and down the street as we speak very seriously looking around standing outside houses taking a look at what's going up in the on up and down the street moving from one point to the next and it seems that they are almost on their way to move out now there you see the signal for them to get going and it seems they will be heading to the next spot we're not sure exactly what they were doing in Manon Berg at the moment but they will be moving possibly to the next spot at the moment yeah and just tell us about these visits that they're doing and conducting in these areas are they going into specific houses or are they simply patrolling the streets Shahana it's difficult to say they are standing outside homes but they are not entering any homes I have not seen any police officers either enter any homes I'm not sure if this is a display of power or if they are actually busy with an operation but we can look up the street as well and you can see them all getting back into their vehicles at present we will hopefully find out the specific details of what they were doing here shortly all right let's continue with the live visuals that we are seeing on our screens I'll talk our viewers through it if you are just joining us these visuals of course showing soldiers on the streets of Cape Town this in Madan Berg the first troops of the South African National Defence Force of course finally landing and the Cape Flats earlier today with members as seen patrolling the streets and they're now getting to ready to move to another area this is what we've seen in Cape Town for the past couple of hours or so the element of surprise that's what we were told when we were asking for the past week or so as to when we'll see soldiers on the ground and today it has finally happened search patrols probably been conducted across areas of Cape Town a crime ridden areas in particular Philippi being one of those as well where eleven people were killed in just one weekend it's part of Police Minister Becky Kayla's a bigger plan to deal with crime in the area he said that ten troubled precincts on the Cape Flats in Cape Town will be visited by the S a nd F and s ApS members to assist with a fight against a violent crime and especially against gangsterism these live visuals on en see a showing you these trucks not to show exactly what they called but packed with soldiers going on to the next area some fanfare from residents who have come out to cheer them on residents of post in these areas worried about the state of crime and gangsterism there so they want some sort of intervention and this is what they're getting others are saying it's a concern for them to see soldiers on the ground with firearms it's not very comforting for their children to see it but different opinions on how this is being handled ultimately though and many people on the Cape Flats you have been subjected to the violence and gangsterism will tell you that this is something that needs to happen so we'll watch that ban or go away and then we will try to get more updates from our reporter steer fan person in our later bulletins [Applause] [Applause]


  • Reply Andile Emihle July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    the is somthng that we ar forgtng as the commnty.the army is just thr to protect our cawrd police.i have notcd tht thy ar too restrctd.let the army work alone with thr military police.saps is corpt

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  • Reply Vincent Shadreck July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Clean the place

  • Reply Ariel Heaven July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    You don’t no it , but this bode no good! The army will not move out again ,they are there on other agendas ,you will learn later on!

  • Reply moenier benjamin July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    This project shouldn't cost money because these officers gets paid from the government. ..

  • Reply moenier benjamin July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    This should be a long ternm project……30 year project……

  • Reply Mosiwa Simons July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Let the Army's do a great job let them not kill oneanather

  • Reply Sun Flower July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    The kids💔

  • Reply Liam Bredell July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    So how will you stop gang violence.looks seriously up and down the street

  • Reply SAUS July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Unannounced visit and searching each house would have been the best solution in this matter, but I'm glad that my people will experience peace even if it's for a short while.

  • Reply Penguins Fan July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Welcome To the Rainbow South Africa. I pray to God That Union of South Africa comes back

  • Reply Penguins Fan July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Old South Africa was better, cause this is what happens Commies in Black Face running a country

  • Reply Theo Poswayo July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Gangsters are actually sipping coffee and watching this as well "live" on TV. When the army is gone, they continue from where they left off

  • Reply Karabo Stevens July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Let them clean Belleville also and elsies

  • Reply Keith Jackson July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    An announcement should be made in these areas that inform all men age 18 to 40 to report to a specific location in a specific amount of time to register to receive an Identification card in order to live in those affected areas. During the registration process, the men should be questioned about where they live and who are committing crimes, etc. Once the registration period ends, the military can proceed to randomly request to see ID cards if someone is acting suspiciously. If a suspect doesn't have an ID in their possession after the registration period is over, then the person should be arrested and detained for three years. This will reduce crime in these areas.

  • Reply Squirrel July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    I am sick of gangsters. We should never have dismantled our nukes.

  • Reply ROBERT CELE July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    I'm not happy to see soldiers being commanded by police, cause they have fail to fight crime.

  • Reply ROBERT CELE July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    But this it seems won't work for that community , cause those gangsters had hide everything.

  • Reply Phiwa Mchunu July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    yoh yoh casper on the field, kunzimake la

  • Reply Donnie Mwembe July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Give mnangagwa a chance he will deal with them within a week 😀

  • Reply I Du July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    BETTER. The Army can do something rather than sitting and do nothing in the CAMPS. Just eating the whole day.

  • Reply I Du July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    FUCKEN better now. Where were you all these years ?. The one so called the police and the soldiers.

  • Reply Richard mashamaite July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Is all fun for kids, but really is not life as usual

  • Reply Kt9 Martin July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    These police are most police first

  • Reply Kt9 Martin July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    How many suspects captured without WASTING of money for government?

  • Reply rumbi mauye July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    I think the military is doing good as compared to the police only if they can be deployed here in strand because it's terrible,we here gun shots everyday please come this side. The criminals robs everyone out of your money, grocery,phones they kill,injure these people don't care. It will be an honor for the army to come here

  • Reply Bekimangcangaza David July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Nepotism / racism is the one that cause that they , have to employ people according to their qualifications not by race and tribe

  • Reply Mambo Dragon July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    need this country wide, get rid of these criminals!

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  • Reply Filly Mudzunga July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Just don't get why Children are running among The scene … i don't get it.

  • Reply TIMOTHY MUZORORI July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    i think this is a good move but the military needs to compliment with national intelligence agency, and military intelligence, and do home searches and arrests of all the suspects, this should be an ongoing operation for atleast 12 months to clean up the communities around south Africa, this display of power will only help if and only if the gang members get arrested and wipe out all unregistered fire arms. thumps up to the soldiers, you are the good guys in the bad lands. johannesburg is waiting as well.

  • Reply Keith Murphy July 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    They should go through every street every house every gully every house cordone every entrance and every street search house to house you will get the guns and drugs encircle them and you you fine these mother fuckers they are a disgrace to the human race

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