SANDF

Soldiers shot me in my shack by mistake, says Crossroads man

Vuyisa Sityebi lost a kidney and part of his intestine

By Buziwe Nocuze - 12 August 2020

SANDF cuts Happiness Village off from the world, places community leader under house arrest

Lawyers say army has no right to conduct “military exercises” in and around the informal settlement

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 26 July 2020
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Marievale cousins accuse SANDF soldiers of assault

“The soldiers kept kicking them so badly we thought they would kill them”, says witness

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 15 October 2019
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Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident

By Velani Ludidi - 22 August 2019
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Claremont Mosque calls for religious leaders to respond to Cape Flats violence

Vigil held for city’s residents “trapped” in conflict areas

By Tariro Washinyira - 19 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Popular, maybe necessary, but deploying the army in townships resurrects terrible memories

We hope that it will be a temporary and effective measure; the verdict is out

By GroundUp Editors - 19 July 2019
The South African National Defence Force (SANDS) is deployed to the Cape Flats to help the police quell gang violence.

Cape Flats residents cheer arrival of army

Military deployed on Mandela Day to help quell Cape Town’s gang crime

By Ashraf Hendricks - 19 July 2019