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Acting Minister in the Presidency updates on security in SA

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The acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has issued an update on the developments of the security situation in SA, urging members of communities not to buy stolen goods.

The acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, on Monday, 19 July 2021, issued a statement updating the public on the security situation in the country. The acting minister informed that the security situation in Gauteng has completely stabilised while in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), three additional deaths have been reported, with the situation also at a stable point.

Ntshavheni stated that the total number of deaths recorded was 215. In her address, she confirmed that six key arrests have been made, of which three have been remanded in police custody for bail hearings later in the week. Other court appearances are expected soon, and one suspect has been granted bail in Gauteng.

Ntshavheni confirmed the reopening of the N3 and N2 routes for traffic, with no incidents reported and the law enforcement agencies, together with the military, set to continue to patrol routes. Ntshavheni further noted the reports of food shortages in KZN, but confirmed that stores have been replenished with food supplies from Gauteng and the ports. She also assured that ministers of the economic cluster are working with businesses to ensure a speedy return to economic activity, and ended by urging communities not to buy stolen goods.

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