- South Africans have been fearing the worst when it comes to SANDF soldiers and SAPS officers
- The men in uniform have earned a negative reputation for some questionable tactics during the nationwide lockdown
- However, many got to see a more loving approach, as soldiers engaged positively with some communities
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South Africans have grown accustomed to seeing the military and police officers regularly during the nationwide lockdown.
While the men in uniform have been entrusted to maintain law and order, the sad reality is that some have let their citizens down.
Many have been criticised for applying a 'skop, skiet and donder' approach to keep South Africans in check.
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It was therefore heartwarming to see some of the SANDF soldiers displaying the spirit of Ubuntu.
Sizwe Matiwane took to the #ImStaying Facebook group to reveal some of the way the soldiers are contributing towards some communities.
Sizwe's photos revealed soldiers distributing food parcels and engaging positively with residents.
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Cyrildene Paul said,
"True meaning of serving and protecting. God Bless."
Jessie Verwey added,
"Now this is what Ubuntu looks like! Not the beatings and the wrong implementation of law enforcement! I love my country! Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa. I salute you!"
Madimetja Dipheko empathised with the soldiers:
"Great job but people must stop provoking this guys."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za recently reported that SANDF soldiers serenaded a 13-year-old boy on his birthday.
The video caught many by surprise and sparked a huge reaction.
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