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Ramaphosa extends SANDF deployment in Western Cape by six months

16 September 2019 3:58 PM
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The army will remain on the Cape Flats for six more months, according to a statement released by the Presidency.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the presence of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in crime-affected parts of the Western Cape until 31 March 2020.

The SANDF was rolled out on the Cape Flats as part of efforts to restore peace in the area.

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

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

Ramaphosa has authorised the original employment of the SANDF in July 2019 for a two-month period ending today.

The extension comes into effect today.


16 September 2019 3:58 PM
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Cape Flats SANDF deployment

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