President Cyril Ramaphosa is reducing the number of soldiers deployed in parts of South Africa from 25 000 to 10 000 until 13 September to assist the police.
Former Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to reduce the number of soldiers deployed.
This week has had some tragic news but that has been offset by some more light-hearted fun. A soldier fails to perform a simple task a more inspirational news.
Social media users have been sharing a video of a soldier that has gone viral. The soldier was unable to climb into the back of a truck, resulting in laughter.
A South African National Defence Force captain has reportedly been arrested and will appear in court for taking part in a cash-in-transit heist in Outdshoorn.
The SANDF and SAPS have been deployed to Khayelitsha, Cape Town, in an attempt to quell any possible taxi violence or looting that may happen in the area.