‘SANDF deployment to fight crime not needed’


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President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the South Africa Police Service is reinvigorated in the fight against crime. The President is answering questions in the National Assembly.

He was responding to a call from the ACDP’s Kenneth Meshoe, President Ramaphosa says that there is no need for the army to be brought in to fight the crime affecting the country. Meshoe argued that the streets would be safer once the SANDF is deployed.

But the president claims that action has been taken, and that the army is always considered as a last resort. He says that the police have adopted an action-orientated approach.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking as Stats SA released its Governance, Public Safety, and Justice Survey, which showed that citizens do not feel safe in their communities.

According to the Survey, housebreaking was mostly experienced by female-headed households and those in rural areas. There was also an increase in the number of households that reported at least one incident


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