No sign of soldiers in Alexandra

While no armed soldiers were seen in the streets of the Alexandra on Tuesday night, one soldier said they were there. A soldier at the Alexandra police station was asked by journalists whether his colleagues were already on duty, following an announcement by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula earlier on Tuesday[…]

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Just the right time for army deployment: Minister

The deployment of the army to quell the xenophobic violence that has left seven people dead was happening at “just the right time”, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday. “It’s not too late at all, precisely because we are not a military state,” she said, replying to a question[…]

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