WATCH | Residents beg Cele to deploy more cops to crime-ridden Philippi: 'I was almost robbed of my duvet from my bed'

Residents of the Cape Town suburb of Philippi East on Sunday begged Police Minister Bheki Cele to deploy more officers to patrol the crime-ridden area.

The minister was conducting a walkabout in the area to engage with residents.

Philippi is one of 10 precincts where Cele said that South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops would be deployed.

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