Police have arrested four foreign nationals on charges of kidnapping and being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Manenberg on the Cape Flats.
Cape Town police say Operation Lock down on the Cape Flats has resulted in 125 arrests this weekend. Police spokesperson, Andre Traut, says the offences include the possession of drugs, illegal firearms and protests.
Four people have been shot and Killed in Clarkes Estate in Elsies River on the Cape Flats.
The Western Cape government has welcomed the extension of the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to crime-ridden areas of the province until March 31, 2020.
The South African Police Services (SAPS) has announced a spike in murders, rapes and armed robberies in the country. Police Minister Bheki Cele briefed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police on the 2018/2019 annual crime statistics.