Soldiers deployed to KZN and Gauteng

eNCA senior reporter Siphamandla Goge was on the scene. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - SANDF soldiers have been deployed to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to assist law enforcement agencies amid violent protests.

"The South African National Defence Force has commenced with pre-deployment processes and procedures in line with a request for assistance received... to assist law enforcement agencies deployed in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces respectively to quell the unrest that has gripped both Provinces in the last few days," it said in a statement.

READ: Ramaphosa: No acts of violence will be tolerated

Earlier on Monday, the Democratic Alliance called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to authorise the deployment of the SANDF in targeted areas.

They're also calling for an urgent meeting with all party leaders to discuss the crisis.

READ: DA calls for SANDF deployment to quell violence and looting

Meanwhile, police are investigating the deaths of at least six people so far following a wave of protests and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

219 people have been arrested so far.


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