- SANDF members put down their weapons and picked up brooms and spades to help clean up the streets of Mthatha
- The soldiers did not comment on their inspiring gesture, but they didn't need to - words speak louder than words
- There is hope that dumping garbage would become a criminal offence
A group of SANDF members rolled up their sleeves and picked up brooms to help clean up the streets of Mthatha.
The members, who are part of SANDF’s 14th South African Infantry Battalion, didn't comment on their actions as they are not allowed to give media interviews, reported DispatcheLIVE.
They spent many hours cleaning up parts of the inner-city's dirty, littered streets.
King Sabata Dalindyebo Manucipality's Mayor, Nyaniso Nelani, said the SANDF and local authority have been working together for years, this included some municipal programmes.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nelani wants to make sure that people caught dumping illegally and littering will face prosecution
"We have also appointed a head of legal services for that unit and are finalising the appointment of a panel of law firms. We want a situation where people who dump or litter can be criminally charged."
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