Cape Town - The joint standing committee on defence said there should be a long-term plan in Cape Town to deal with and contain gang violence after the army has gone.
Members of the committee agreed that while the army would remain for three months, the government must introduce measures to rein in gangs.
President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered the deployment of 1320 soldiers, at a cost of more than R23million.
The intervention followed the request by Police Minister Bheki Cele to Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula that the army be brought in.
Co-chairperson of the committee Cyril Xaba said the constitution provided that Ramaphosa must notify the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces about the deployment and include its cost and scale.