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Leaked memo: Military ordered to prepare to help combat Covid-19

With President Cyril Ramaphosa due to address the nation on Monday evening on COVID-19, sources in the South African National Defence force (SANDF) confirmed to Eyewitness News that the army was ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to assist in efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Eyewitness News reporter Theto Mahlakoana has more.

The details of this memo are in a manner that suggests that the preparatory warning issued to officials in different ranks that will be affected details the number of people that will be deployed in the provinces.

Theto Mahlakoana, Reporter - Eyewitness News

It also details the function of the members of the army once they are on the ground.

Theto Mahlakoana, Reporter - Eyewitness News

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