The South African Nationwide Defence Drive (SANDF) has made headlines for the fallacious causes. On Friday 18 September, police in Limpopo launched a horrendous assertion explaining how a soldier allegedly shot a civilian for not sporting a face masks.
SANDF MEMBER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED SHOOTING INCIDENT
The Police at Mogwadi within the Capricorn District in Limpopo have arrested a member of the SANDF for allegedly taking pictures a 27-year-old man at a neighborhood buying advanced on Thursday afternoon 17 September at about 12:30.
SANDF members have been reportedly on responsibility monitoring COVID-19 compliance within the space once they approached a bunch of people that weren’t sporting face masks.
“When requested why they weren’t sporting masks, an argument allegedly ensued and one of many troopers shot the sufferer,” mentioned South African Police Service (SAPS) Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
“The injured sufferer was taken to the native hospital the place he’s receiving medical consideration,” added Mojapelo.
The soldier, 29, was arrested and charged with tried homicide. He is because of seem in Morebeng Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Friday morning 18 September 2020.
SOLDIERS ACCUSED OF BRUTALITY
SANDF, sadly, has develop into identified for its heavy-handedness and brutality in direction of residents, particularly through the nationwide lockdown.
An incident many people can always remember was the dying of Collins Khosa in Alexandra again in April. Khosa and his brother have been accused of violating lockdown protocols by having a drink of their household’s yard. It’s alleged that 4 SANDF members brutally assaulted him.
Whereas Khosa’s household proceeded to take authorized motion, SANDF navy Ombudsman Vusumuzi Masondo made findings in opposition to the troopers, saying that they acted irregularly, improperly and acted in violation of their code of conduct.
The Zimbabwean authorities additionally made point out of the alleged brutality. ZANU-PF spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa, simply final month, mentioned;
“SANDF has crushed non-compliant residents utilizing fists and sjamboks. In some circumstances, we’ve seen them hearth rubber bullets at their residents, leading to severe accidents and deaths. It has been reported that members of SANDF killed eight residents through the lockdown. Zanu-PF has not uttered a phrase in public.”
Aside from brutality claims, the Minister of Defence and Army Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has additionally come underneath hearth for allegedly permitting an ANC delegation to make use of a navy jet to fly to Zimbabwe to fulfill with their counterparts. President Cyril Ramaphosa has since requested a report from the minister detailing the circumstances of the controversial flight and its passenger checklist.