Question NW1864 to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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20 August 2020 - NW1864

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Modise, Ms M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) Whether there are any soldiers of the SA National Defence Force who are currently patrolling on the ground during level 3 of the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus and (b) on which areas are the soldiers focusing?


a) The Defence Force has deployed personnel in support of other Government Departments to mitigate against COVID-19 pandemic. The deployed forces include health care services, engineering capabilities and lockdown enforcement elements.

b) The focus is on support to the SAPS, Health and Humanitarian Assistance, health care and water purification.

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