The South African Defence Force (SANDF) has denied reports of deployment of soldiers to Nkandla to confront supporters and sympathisers of former president Jacob Zuma.
Zuma was recently found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 15 months in jail by South Africa’s Constitutional Court.
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In violation of a court order, Zuma had failed or neglected to appear before the Zondo Commission which is investigating allegations of corruption he allegedly committed during Zuma’s nine-year rule.
His supporters are against the ruling and are marching in solidarity with the former president. Pindula News present SANDF statement denying the deployment of soldiers.
_THE SANDF CONDEMNS WITH CONTEMPT THE NUMEROUS FALSE REPORTS OF A DEPLOYMENT TO NKANDLA_
_The SANDF would like to condemn the numerous false reports on social media and other platforms of soldiers having been deployed to Nkandla to confront supporters and sympathisers of former President Jacob Gedlephlelosa Zuma following the judgment of the Constitutional Court ruling on a matter between the former President and the Commission of Inquiry on Allegations of State Capture._
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_We would like to reassure South Africans not to be misled by these malicious reports intended to cause panic and chaos.
The SANDF has not been deployed for any role at Nkandla._
_There are competent agencies empowered by our constitution to be deployed at any stage, time and place in the country as situations demands._
_The SANDF remains resolute and committed to its mandate to safeguard the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic and that does not extend to unleashing brute force or violence against citizens._
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