23 March 2020 – Deployed the military to assist police in enforcing lockdown measures

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The President of South Africa deployed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to support the South African Police Service in the enforcement of the lockdown.

On 28 March the Reserve Force was called up to assist with SANDF activity. The South African Military Health Service also called up Reserve Force doctors, nurses, and operational emergency care practitioners to assist with the pandemic response.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-escalation-measures-combat-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-23-mar