CAPE TOWN - The South African National Defence Force is set to withdraw from Cape Town's crime hot spots on Monday.
Operation Lockdown aimed to help the police patrol areas and reduce crime in the city's gang-infested areas.
A spate of murders forced authorities to send in the army to support the police.
Western Cape Safety MEC Albert Fritz has acknowledged the army's presence is making a difference.
Bonteheuwel Community Activist Henriette Abrahams says she does not think the army's presence has been very effective in reducing the crime in the Cape Flats.
"There is a war going on, everywhere. In Hanover Park Mannenberg, Delph. It did not bring the crime down, while people are dying."