Cape Town - The Joint Standing Committee on Defence and the Select Committee on Security and Justice on Thursday conducted an oversight visit to the Cape Flats, to ascertain, the efficacy of the deployment of the army in support of the police.
Mava Lukani from the Parliamentary Communication Services said the committees were satisfied with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Operation Prosper and South African Police Service (SAPS) Operation Lockdown, and its provision of stability to many of the communities across the Cape Flats, where SANDF was deployed.
“The committees were informed that there are daily deployments in the 10 priority areas and deployments are now focused on the cluster-level priority police stations,” Lukani said.
He said the joint operations of the police and SANDF have seen vehicle check points, cordon and search operations. “The SANDF has assisted through roadblocks, joint foot patrols, joint air patrols, air trooping and covert intelligence gathering,” Lukani said.
Parliament was represented by three portfolio committees and one select committee, and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence also joined the oversight visit.