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SAPS AND SANDF to enforce coronavirus lockdown rules

With the national 21-day lock down due to start at midnight on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has roped in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the police to ensure maximum compliance.

Announcing the lockdown on Monday evening to an anxiousnation, Ramaphosa said the shutdown was necessary to fundamentally disrupt the chain of transmission across society. 

“I have accordingly directed the South African National Defence Force be deployed to support the South African Police Service in ensuring that the measures we are announcing are implemented,” he said. 

The SANDF was already seen in the streets of Johannesburgand in a statement, its top brass later confirmed that they were preparing to help in the fight against the Covid-19 virus battle.

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