Army deployed in Cape Town's crime-riddled townships

File: The army has been deployed in Cape Town's crime-riddled townships on Thursday afternoon.

File: The army has been deployed in Cape Town's crime-riddled townships on Thursday afternoon.

AFP/Rajesh Jantilal

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CAPE TOWN - The army has been deployed in Cape Town's crime-riddled townships on Thursday afternoon.

Police minister Bheki Cele on Sunday told the Philippi community the army will be visible in the area in the week.

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He told residents that the deployment would last three months.

Neighbourhoods including Bonteheuwel, Delft, Hanover Park and Philippi East have been plagued by gang-related violence.

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