S. African opposition welcomes army deployment to quell gang violence in most affected areas
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
CAPE TOWN, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday welcomed the deployment of troops to help quell gang violence in the worst affected crime areas in the Western Cape province.
The move is indicative that police have lost the war on crime, the DA said.
"The deployment of the army is indicative of the historic neglect of policing in these communities by the national government, and the police's complete failure in combating gang activities," the DA said.