President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Parliament that the cost of the deployment of 25 000 South African National Defence Force members is over R600-million.
The SANDF personnel have been deployed to areas that were affected by the recent and mass looting in the country.
The unrest was centred around KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The Parliamentary notification is a legal obligation on the head of state when he deploys the defence force on a mission. The deployment is from 12 July to the 12th of August.
Parliament’s internal publication published the President’s notification on Thursday night.
President Ramaphosa deploys army after looting sprees: