SANDF identifies mass quarantine site in KZN

SANDF identifies mass quarantine site in KZN

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says officials have identified a mass coronavirus quarantine site in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula  on SANDf and death of Alex man

The facility is one of four in the country. 

Speaking at the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster briefing in Pretoria on Thursday, she says each facility can house over 2 400 beds. 

Engineers have been dispatched to Nkodide in KZN to build bridges for residents to access services. 

"The purpose is water purification and the distribution thereof to those areas where there is a dire need for drinking water.

"Four teams of the Defence Force Engineers are deployed in rural areas of the Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal to build bridges in order to assist the population to access services."

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The Minister's been tight-lipped on the killing of Alexandra man, Collins Khosa-- allegedly at the hands of soldiers during an altercation last month. 

The personnel were cleared of wrongdoing by an SANDF probe – but a police investigation's still underway. 

Khosa was killed at his home for allegedly drinking on his property. 

"So any suggestions that the soldiers or police were implicated in the murder of the gentleman precisely because it is a matter which is still under investigation." 

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