Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
21 Jul 2021
11:39 am

Military, SSA working together to secure the N3 against further violence

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

The SANDF are stationed at strategic points on the N3 highway, but companies will have to ensure their own additional safety on the dangerous route.

Members of the SANDF with an SAPS officer can be seen in Mamelodi where they searched residents homes for items possibly looted from Mams Mall during the riots and unrest, 14 July 2021, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The Department of Defence has confirmed that it will be securing strategic areas of the N3 highway, but despite continued security concerns, they will not be escorting individual fleets on the protest-targeted road, or divulging details of their plans for securing the route. Department of Defence spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini confirmed that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been deployed on the N3. He could not, however, divulge any details on plans to prevent further attempts by protesters to block the economically strategic highway and cause destruction to private and public property. The SANDF also confirmed its members were...