Ramaphosa gives green light for army to go into Cape's gang-infested areas

Daruk

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Brilliant. We have enough military down that way. Put them to work... But please spend a bit of money on intelligence specialists. We need some mentoring in this country.
 

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Another stupid Rama move, Soldiers are trained to kill, police at peacekeepers .. they are just outnumbered and badly led. If the soldiers are idle, then get id of them and train additional police that will be there for the long haul. Like most ANC "initiatives" this is a short term win for a long term loss.
 

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Another stupid Rama move, Soldiers are trained to kill, police at peacekeepers .. they are just outnumbered and badly led. If the soldiers are idle, then get id of them and train additional police that will be there for the long haul. Like most ANC "initiatives" this is a short term win for a long term loss.
Aren't they going to be under the command of SAPS?
 

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Bruce made a movie about this --> The Siege

I cant see this ending well...
 

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We have had the same thing recently in Windhoek, The Army joined the police to fight crime, landed up with one innocent Taxi driver being shot and multiple assualt cases being registered against the soldiers...

Soldiers are not trained to deal with civilians unless they are meant to be dropping barrel bombs on them..
 

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I was not expecting this move. Let's wait and see - receipts, or it did not happen.

I just hope the area does not turn into a war zone where innocent are caught in the crossfire.
 

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Another stupid Rama move, Soldiers are trained to kill, police at peacekeepers .. they are just outnumbered and badly led. If the soldiers are idle, then get id of them and train additional police that will be there for the long haul. Like most ANC "initiatives" this is a short term win for a long term loss.
Next thing our leaders develop a penchant for calling in the army....
 

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Aren't they going to be under the command of SAPS?
Doesn't matter, military staff are not trained for this. From a social, legal & constitutional point of view this is a bad move. That said I want to see them using napalm on the ganstas. That whole area has always been a gangsta schitehole from apartheid days. I still have vivid memories of these fsckers knifing each other in ct station in broad daylight back in the early 90s. This crap also spilled into tertiary education, was an eyeopener for a kzn whitey. If I did not miss the kzn registration cutoff I would never have experienced that crap.

Report me to the sahrc but 99.999% of that crap involves coloured okes. My goeie hemel Genis wat's fout met die mense?

 
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