SANDF Deployed in KZN & GP

Written by on 12 July, 2021

By: Mfundo Mabaso

The South African Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed the deployment of soldiers in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, amid riots.

This follows violent protests which started as the #FreeJacobZuma movement and have now turned into riots which have claimed the lives of at least 6 people.

Malls and free standing stores are being looted across the two provinces, with trucks being burnt on national highways and infrastructure damaged.

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) are reporting 219 arrests as of Monday morning, with KZN accounting for 123 and GP 96.

SANDF  through a statement says the deployment will commence as soon as all deployment processes are in place.

” The duration and number of deploying soldiers will be determined based on the assessment of the situation on the ground. SANDF’s deployment objective is to provide safety and a safe working environment for members of the SAPS and other law enforcement agencies whilst they carry out their duties,” the statement reads.

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