Members of the Khayelitsha Neighbourhood Watch used the imbizo to call for more support and resources to be allocated to them.
Police Minister Bheki Cele promised the Alexandra community action against criminals and “undocumented foreign nationals”.
Civil society call for the police restraint and de-escalation shown in Nkandla be extended to all protesters.
Violence on South African farms is endemic and farmworkers all too commonly are the victims.
There is no clear plan to beef up detective services that were already overburdened before the deployment of the army.
With typical bluster, Bheki Cele refused to let the fact of a bloody weekend on the Cape Flats ruin his version of the army deployment.
Improved police visibility and a focus on illegal shebeens are some of the impacts that Nyanga CPF says the army has had since deployment in the township nineteen days ago.
A report by the Community Safety department in the Western Cape finds that detectives are under-resourced, lack training and that their work is not guided by intelligence.
The deployment of the army in Cape Flats townships invokes the states of emergency of the 1980s. It’s a different time, a different war.
The call by the Western Cape government for the deployment of the SANDF in crime ridden areas of the City has received mixed reactions from Community Police Forums.
The police minister went on a walkabout in Manenberg, one of the townships in the Western Cape where crime is spiraling. Eighteen people have been killed in a space of four days.
The Equality Court sitting in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday postponed the hearing of a case brought by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC ), Equal Education and Nyanga Community Policing Forum against SAPS to 14 and 15 February 2018 for final arguments.