A statement released by the provincial SA Police Service on Wednesday puts the number of lives lost to date at five, with one victim being a 14-year-old.
Seventy-four people have been arrested for various violence related cases. The offences include murder, public violence, business robbery, theft and possession of firearms and ammunition.
Ngobeni has commended various departments, including NGOs and civil society, for rallying together in an effort to curb the wave of violent attacks in various parts of the province.
She has instructed all detectives investigating cases related to the violence to work closely with the prosecuting authorities to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and that perpetrators of violence are brought to book.