SOUTH African National Defence Force (SANDF)

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    SANDF ready to ensure law and order during election

    The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says they are ready to support the police in ensuring law and order during voting on Monday. SANDF Spokesperson, Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi says the 10 000 soldiers have been deployed around hotspot areas and at national key points around the country. “And one of the things that our soldiers are going to do is…

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    South African soldiers arrive in Mozambique to fight terrorists

    SOUTH African soldiers have begun arriving in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado as part of a regional standby force being deployed to help Mozambique defeat violent Islamic State-affiliated extremists. Officials from the South African government and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and local security analysts confirmed that leading elements of the SADC standby force – including its South…

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    SA deploys 2 500 more soldiers, prohibits them from foul language

    The South African National Defence Force has given soldiers deployed in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal specific instructions on how to handle civil unrest in the country. Soldiers have been expressly prohibited from firing warning shots when dispersing crowds engaging in riots and looting. The code of conduct for Operation Prosper was published on Wednesday and it stated that they are not…

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