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SANDF fails to tame the Western Cape’s murder rate as 46 die this past weekend

It's not looking good at all ?

There was cautious optimism last week when the army first became active in the streets of gang infested areas in the Western Cape. During that weekend, at least 25 people were murdered and it was a sharp fall from the previous weekend were at least 43 people were murdered.

The optimism following last weekends’ decline in murders is fast disappearing as the murder rate over the past weekend shoot back up to 46.

According to Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, and Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz, “A total of 46 people were murdered over the weekend, with 21 shootings, 20 stabbings and 5 murders by other causes, showing an increase from the 25 murders recorded by the province’s forensics services last weekend.”

We are concerned that following a quieter weekend last weekend, to coincide with the first deployment of SANDF troops, we have seen a sharp increase in murder numbers again,” said Winde.

“What these numbers underline is that we cannot rely on the SANDF alone to help solve the problem of crime in the province. The South African Police Service, all levels of government, and the public all have a role to play in helping to reduce the scourge of crime on our city.”

Following the deployment of the army, some gangsters were quick to point out that the army can’t touch us and it’s certainly looking that way

More: News24

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