Latest
 
  • All Share : 53611.67
    UP 1.14%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46834.63
    UP 1.19%
    Financial 15 : 15248.92
    UP 1.13%
    Industrial 25 : 72082.79
    UP 1.20%
    Resource 10 : 31398.31
    UP 0.99%

  • ZAR/USD : 14.2936
    DOWN -0.33%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.7697
    UP 0.18%
    ZAR/EUR : 15.6975
    DOWN -0.10%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1339
    DOWN -0.37%
    ZAR/AUD : 10.6952
    UP 0.11%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1315
    DOWN -0.54%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1072
    DOWN -0.92%
    Silver US$/oz : 19.4
    DOWN -0.97%
    Palladium US$/oz : 674
    DOWN -1.17%
    Brent Crude : 45.31
    DOWN -0.83%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Mon Jul 25 12:07:27 SAST 2016

Presidency deploys army within SA

Sapa | 20 September, 2012 12:52

Image by: Thembinkosi Dwayisa

The SA National Defence Force has officially been deployed domestically from September 14 until next year in Marikana "and other areas of the country where needed".

The Presidency said in a short statement that the soldiers would be deployed to support the police "in the prevention and combating of crime as well as the maintenance of law and order in the Marikana area, North West province and other areas around the country where needed."

Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj did not specify, other than Marikana, where the military would be deployed to, except to say they would go to areas where they are needed to combat crime.

He said Cape Town, where the military were deployed last year, was one of the areas under consideration.

"It's based on the pattern of crime incidents in the festive season period," Maharaj said.

The deployment to Marikana was needed because "there had been some problems too" in the area.

"The police have had to attend to it. Wherever they need to have support [from SANDF], that support will remain available," Maharaj said.

He emphasised that while the military would support police, "the primary function would remain in the hands of the police".

The deployment would last from September 14 until January 31, 2013.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.