The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has been deployed to the Cape Winelands District. This is reportedly to help police enforce the compliance of Level 3 restrictions as well as to prevent other lawlessness, as an increase in crime has been recorded in the area.

A South African Air Force Oryx helicopter from 22 Squadron based in Ysterplaat flew in troops to Stellenbosch where they patrolled the streets of Cloetesville, Smartie Town, and Idasvallei. Troops were airlifted from Stellenbosch and dropped in Paarl East where they patrolled the streets in the following areas: Chicago; Siyahlala and Fairyland informal settlements; Milky Town; Klein Voorburg, Lantana, and Amstelhof.

The patrols ended in Mbekweni.

Picture: Supplied/SANDF

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