President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially deployed members of the South African National Defence Force to support the police throughout the 21-day national lockdown that will come into effect on midnight Thursday.
Police are not ruling out the possibility that gang violence may be the motive for a mass shooting in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats in the early hours of Sunday morning.
MEC for Community Safety in Gauteng Faith Mazibuko has given law enforcement agencies in Elsburg, east of Johannesburg, a week to compile a report on the issue of drugs in the area.
The funeral service for four children who were allegedly murdered by their father is currently underway on Sunday at Ga-Phasha village outside Burgersfort in Limpopo.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says government has to take on an urgent review of the country’s laws regarding crimes against women and children.