Police patrol an area of Philippi East as residents make their way to work on Friday morning.
11 people were killed in two separate incidents in the area this past weekend.
Since January this year, there have been 1995 murders in areas including Hanover Park, Delft and Philippi.
Police conducted stop and searches as part of the Police Minister’s aim to clamp down on crime.
Minister Bheki Cele promised to deploy the SANDF and police to gang-ridden neighbourhoods in the Cape over the next 24 hours.