SANDF call-up reserve members

2020-04-02 06:01

THE South African National Defence Force called-up members from the Reserve Force to complement the already deployed SANDF in the fight against the Covid-19 virus.

This is in line with the National Disaster Management Act of 2002 section 27, sub-section 2, which provides that the SANDF must release its personnel to a national Organ of State for rendering of emergency services. This is for the he SANDF to assist with the movement of persons and goods to and from or within the disaster stricken or threatened areas.

The SANDF will be deployed in various capacities in the implementation of the national lockdown in order to execute a broad plan of urban and rural operations.

Similarly, 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.

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