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South African Police Service (SAPS) officers take position as they try to disperse protesters in Jeppestown district, Johannesburg, on July 11, 2021.
South African Police Service (SAPS) officers take position as they try to disperse protesters in Jeppestown district, Johannesburg, on July 11, 2021.
EMMANUEL CROSET / AFP

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was deployed on Monday morning in light of protests in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

This, as the South African Police Service (SAPS) battled to contain large-scale looting and damage to property. 

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