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Members of the South African National Defence Force patrol the streets of Alexandra.
Members of the South African National Defence Force patrol the streets of Alexandra.
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Procuring illegal drugs from Cuba to fight Covid-19, former SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief General Solly Shoke told his main lieutenants the armed forces are not subject to local health regulations.

Furthermore, Shoke told the Military Command Council (MCC), the highest decision-making body of the SANDF, the drug was approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This is contained in acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka's investigation into the SANDF's chaotic and irregular procurement of the drug Heberon.

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