President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially informed Parliament of the deployment of the army to certain parts of the Western Cape, particularly the Cape Flats.

The aim of the deployment is for the army to assist police with maintaining peace and order, where violent crimes are having a crippling effect on communities.

According to the President 1 320 soldiers have been deployed for the operation, for a period of three months. Total expenditure for the operation is nearly R24-million.

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