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Defence minister condemns military making of us exercise, and excessive consume of power

Makhosandile Zulu

The minister has also called on individuals of the final public now to now not ‘provoke’ security personnel.

Minister of Defence and Militia Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said she does no longer condone the excessive consume of power by some individuals of the South African Nationwide Defence Pressure (SANDF) on individuals of the final public, as seen in video photographs circulating on social media.

Footage captured of SAPS and SANDF individuals forcing individuals of the final public to fabricate physical pains as an apparent invent of punishment, and allegedly physically assaulting of us, has been doing the rounds on social media.

Talking to the SABC on Monday morning, the minister pleaded with individuals of the military to chorus from the usage of excessive power towards the citizenry and to place in mind that they private been deployed to present protection to the citizenry and no longer abuse them.

She additional urged communities now to now not provoke legislation enforcement officials deployed within the wake of the nationwide lockdown, called on them to defend at home and for individuals of the protection personnel to “no longer allow themselves to be pushed to the brink by of us that are attempting to existing a degree”.

READ: WATCH: Police and SANDF power Soweto residents to withhold out arduous exercise as punishment

The minister said she was once unhappy referring to the videos.

Mapisa-Nqakula disregarded complaints that the military was once more visible within the nation’s murky townships in contrast to the suburbs.

“We’re all around the effect the effect there could be a high concentration of of us,” the minister said.

She added it was once unhappy that the effect regulations for the lockdown private been mainly being violated it was once in townships comparable to Alexandra and Soweto in Gauteng, and Khayelitsha within the Western Cape.

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