Western Cape mass shooting: Police monitoring Marikana informal settlement

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South African Police Service vehicle.

JOHANNESBURG - Police continue to monitor Marikana Informal Settlement, in the Western Cape, where 11 people were shot dead. 

This brings the total number of people killed in Marikana to 22 in the last few weeks.

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Western Cape police consider the informal settlement in Phillipi, a high risk area.

 "Based on what has happened we’re treating Marikana as a priority. In so much that the provincial commissioner has taken a decision to appoint one of the deputy provincial commissioners, major general Manci to take care of Philippi East as a policing precinct," said Novela Potelwa, Provincial SAPS Spokesperson.

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