Mgobozi added that the preparation was necessary to ensure troops were ready before they headed into Cape Town's crime-ridden suburbs.
Cape Town's gang problem goes back many decades. Of the 10 policing precincts where the highest murder rates were recorded, seven were in the Western Cape.
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Neighbourhoods such as Hanover Park, Bonteheuwel, Delft and Philippi East have been suffering under gang-related violence.
"We believe that by the time that time comes, we would have normalised the situation and we'll sustain that through normal policing", he said.
The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the temporary military intervention.
"Countless mothers have buried their innocent children and life in these communities has been a never-ending nightmare", it said in a statement.More news: Social media personality arrested for sexual assault, police say
The DA-led Western Cape government has agitated for the deployment of the SANDF in the province's gang-infested areas for quite some time.
Many wealthy people live in fortified homes with high walls topped with electrical wires, CCTV monitoring and armed guards. In June 2018, there were 344 alleged murder admissions in Cape Town and in June 2019, there were 448.
He said after last weekend, where 13 people were killed in 24 hours in Phillipi, he spoke with Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
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Gareth Newham at the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies, said: "It is a short-term, unsustainable response to a crisis".