Jan 25, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Military has 2,700 troops deployed to help police until March at cost of R233m

Soldiers deployed to help police fight crime just before the holidays will keep their boots on the ground until March. The cost is 233 million ren.

Parliament confirmed on Friday that there was correspondence from President Cyril Ramaphosa. has received approval for the deployment of 2,700 military personnel to the service of “preventing and combating crime and maintaining public order in the country”.

“The estimated expenditure for this employment is R233, 296,240. The operation was effective from December 18, 2021 to March 18, 2022. “

Soldiers were deployed to monitor toll roads and toll booths during the Christmas season.

< p> The spokesman for the SA National Defense Force (SANDF), Col Ronald Maseko, said that troops were used in a support role to support the police.

The SA National Defense Union spokesman Pikkie Greef said the deployment was possibly in support of the widespread national disaster.

Police have not been able to confirm where the troops are coming Weeks.