As the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is seeking to increase the number of soldiers on SA streets more than twenty five-fold.

The president, who is the commander in chief of the armed forces, has written to parliament's joint standing committee of defence that he was ordering the deployment of an extra 73,000 members of the SA National Defence force (SANDF) to join the 28,20 soldiers already in the streets to help enforce the lockdown...

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