‘It won’t work’: experts on making Cape a war zone

07 August 2019 - 08:00 By Aron Hyman
Armies are typically not able to successfully dominate a dense urban area where the locals are familiar with all the routes and hiding places.
Armies are typically not able to successfully dominate a dense urban area where the locals are familiar with all the routes and hiding places.
Image: Jaco Marais

The military is nothing more than “VIP protection” for the police who have become fearful of conducting patrols in certain areas of Cape Town.

This was the analysis of speakers at a seminar that looked at three weeks of army deployment on the Cape Flats amid the worst year for gang violence in Cape Town’s history.

 

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