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Army called to safeguard SONA 2017

Hundreds and hundreds of soldiers will be deployed alongside the police to safeguard the streets of Cape Town during the 2017 State of Nations Address by President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday.

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the employment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for service in cooperation with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to maintain law and order during the Opening of Parliament where the President will deliver the State of the Nation Address 2017.

Four Hundred and Forty One (441) members of the SANDF will be employed together with SAPS for the period of 05 February to 10 February 2017.

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