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SA Military: Soldiers Will Not Be Deployed Against The People

SA Military: Soldiers Will Not Be Deployed Against The People

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said it will not be deployed against citizens but to protect health, life and property.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has the executive authority to deploy soldiers but he is obliged to inform Parliament.

An internal SANDF document revealed that soldiers were placed on standby for deployment in light of the insecurity in the country. Director for the SANDFs corporate communication, Brigadier-General Andries Mahapa:

Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Maphwanya, would like to reiterate that should the deployment of the SANDF be authorised according to Section 201/2 of the Constitution, it will be mainly for the preservation of health, life and property, not against the people of South Africa.

Mahapa said that military generals had stressed that the document was never intended for public consumption, and it remains an internal document meant for planning and coordinating purposes internally within the SANDF.

Two protesters were shot dead in South Africa on Monday during a demonstration against the rising cost of living.

The protest took place in the township of Tembisa, in the east of Johannesburg, where angry residents, demonstrated over electricity prices, blocking roads with burning tyres and setting fire to a public building.

The country has also witnessed mass shootings at taverns across the country as well as clashes between residents and illegal miners in recent days.

More: EWN

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9 Comments

factos 1 month ago

Seeing Yourself deploying soldiers
don't ever expect to be without bloodshed. Soldiers are trained to kill
and never ever deploy these demons to places were life matters most


factos 1 month ago

Seeing Yourself deploying soldiers
don't ever expect to be without bloodshed. Soldiers are trained to kill
and never ever deploy these demons to places were life matters most


Revelation 1 month ago

Chakuora chinhu icho 🤣


🔨 1 month ago

zim should copy frm thy neighbor. Soldiers trained to act b4 tinging henz neva deproy dem to POVO . Good move by SADF 🤝


🔨 1 month ago

They ar only trained to kill , so dont deploy them in our own Povo.

pk 1 month ago

soldiers will shoot. if it means shooting 6 people to protect 500 they will. musanyeberane. if confronted they will denitely shoot. kuita nyaya uku hunge zvinhu zvichakanaka

Gwedu 1 month ago

Eka military inofanira kuva ne dignity, kwete zve Zim, local chiremera hapachina coz they are used for petty issues. Pachaita Hondo chaiyo vachaona kuti they are being used nxaaa


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Doug 1 month ago

Their President is the only one who can authorize soldiers to come in, and the clear cut duty of those soldiers is to preserve health, life and property of the people and not against the South Africans.


Cde hondo 1 month ago

Zna copy from sandf not zvamunoita imi muno



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