SA minister says army stabilising crime despite 47 murders last weekend

South African Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, on Monday reported back on the army's first month of deployment to crime hotspots in Cape Town, including the Cape Flats.

The Cape Flats is one of South Africa's most crime and gang ravaged areas.

Cele said crime levels in the Western Cape were stabilising amid the deployment.

However, the city has just seen its deadliest weekend since the army's deployment with 47 killed, according to official statistics.

The first soldiers hit the ground on the Cape Flats on Thursday 18 July, for a three-month deployment.