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Ramaphosa extends army stay in crime-ridden Cape Town

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Sept. 16, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the extension of the deployment of the SANDF to crime-ridden areas of the Western Cape until March the 31st 2019.
The deployment of the army to the Western Cape was scheduled to officially end on Monday.
The army was deployed in July following a series of gang-related murders.
The recent crime stats show that the murder rate has increased by 3.4% while sexual offences have seen an increase of more than 4%.
Ramaphosa has informed the Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Amos Masondo of the extension.
See some of the crime hotspots around the country on infographic below:
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