THE South African military has deployed reserve troops at the country’s borders to monitor people’s movement during the lockdown.
Speaking to eNCA, Roy Anderson, SANDF Reserve Force Chief said the reserves have been deployed at the borders to avoid illegal movement of people and goods.
Anderson stated that the reserves are an Integral part of the defense forces especially during critical moments.
The call of the reserves has been recorded as the biggest call in South Africa since 1984.
He urged the soldiers to maintain peace and order, and avoid harassing civilians.
Moreover, he said civilians who don’t comply with the lockdown order will be arrested.
There are 1,326 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa, with three deaths
The SA Military Health Service has called up Reserve Force doctors, nurses, operational emergency care practitioners together with teams to work with other health practitioners in various fields as they fight the spread of Covid-19.