Jeremy Cronin has gone out of his way to use his standing in the movement to help facilitate the counter revolution, writes Thami Ntenteni.
The number of weekend murders in the Western Cape has decreased slightly - from the 47 committed last weekend to 34 in the metro region this past weekend.
According to Police Minister Bheki Cele, more than 1 000 people have been arrested since the SANDF was deployed to in the Western Cape, with more than half featuring on the SAPS wanted list.
Cosatu is on the warpath over the South African National Defence Force's (SANDF) "unconstitutional attempts" to fire Major Fatima Isaacs from the military health service for the "nonsensical crime" of wearing the traditional Muslim scarf, the hijab.
The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has launched an investigation after one its soldiers allegedly assaulted a civilian during an operation in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, last week.
It's a network, culture and lucrative business. "And as long as there is a need for a pseudo family, there will never be a shortage of members willing to join," a high-ranking former gang member says.
A runaway veld fire spread to the base of 5 South African Infantry Battalion in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, but has since been extinguished, the SANDF says.
A Cape Town man in his 40s says he has chosen a life of crime because he is convinced nobody will hire an ex-prisoner.
The second wave of SANDF troops has re-entered troubled areas on the Cape Flats, with soldiers seen headed to what is believed to be the next operation in Khayelitsha.
Hanover Park and Manenberg residents in Cape Town have welcomed the deployment of the South African National Defence Force.
The State Security Agency is involved in the current anti-gang operation in the Western Cape as part of an integrated approach to fighting the scourge, Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa says.
Despite their limited mandate, the army has just too few soldiers to patrol the ten suburbs that are home to over 1 million people.
Cape Town saw its deadliest weekend for violent crimes since the SA National Defence Force's deployment in crime hotspots last month, according to the province's forensic statistics.
Details of interim relief for Muslim South African Defence Force major, Fatima Isaacs, who is embroiled in a military court battle over her refusal to remove her headscarf (hijab), are expected to be made public soon.
Forty-six people have been murdered in the Western Cape this past weekend – a sharp spike from last weekend's 25 people, in spite of the presence of the SA National Defence Force in crime hotspots.
Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz says there is an attempted "fightback" by gangs in the province, but has vowed that "they will not win".
Any crime reduction effects from the current crackdown operation in Cape Town are likely to be short-lived unless a holistic and realistic plan to reduce crime and violence is devised, writes Guy Lamb.
The South African National Defence Force's deployment to Cape Town's gang-ridden areas will cost R23m.
The first wave of South African National Defence Force troops have finally landed in the Cape Flats - with soldiers receiving a hero's welcome by some people in Manenberg and Hanover Park.
Seven days after the announcement that the SA National Defence Force would be deployed to Cape Town's gang-ravaged areas, soldiers on Thursday received a hero's welcome when the army carriers slowly made its way through Manenberg and Hanover Park.
The first troops of the South African National Defence Force have finally landed in the Cape Flats - with members of the army seen patrolling the suburbs of Manenberg and Hanover Park.
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