South African Police Service Latest News
A viral Facebook post has made the claim that the South African National Defence Force would be confiscating groceries of people without receipts at roadblocks.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with allegedly inciting the civil unrest which has been rampaging KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng for the last week.
The army and the police are carrying out 'Operation Prosper' and seizing stolen property in townships. The goods were allegedly looted during the recent unrest.
Reports that 70 000 soldiers were deployed by the South African National Defence Force to enforce lockdown rules during the Covid-19 lockdown have been debunked
Military personnel assisting the police in the fight against looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have been specifically barred from firing any warning shots.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has stated that 12 instigatiors of the protests have been identified and that people need to refrain from vigilantism in their areas.