South Africa deploys army to parliament

  • By Saila Safwana

South Africa deploys army to parliament

The International Press and Media Group is 100% independent and does not accept any funding from government bodies. We do this in order to maintain totally unbiased news coverage you can trust. 

As such we need to raise £1’000’000 by February 28th 2017. Any donation of any size will be appreciated.

Thank you for your support.

Donate Here

South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, 74, has approved the deployment of the South African army to parliament.

The deployment of the military is to maintain peace and order during the annual opening of the nation’s parliament for the new political season.

The military is to be stationed at parliament until 10th February 2017

Advertise here from £100/day

South Africa’s police and 441 members of the South African National Defence Force will be stationed at the parliament buildings until the 10th February 2017.

President Zuma confirmed his order yesterday in an e-mail statement.

Zuma is scheduled to deliver his annual opening address to parliament on Thursday the 9th February 2017. Last year’s annual opening address was disrupted by opposition parties inside and outside the assembly, a scene both the ruling regime and opposition don’t wish to see a repeat of this year.

This story is available on:



Average Donation to date: £10 / $15 / €15 / 5 OMR / 5 KWD / 50 QAR / 50 AED

Talk to a journalist:


Web: /

Tel: (0044) 020 350 70 351

Twitter: @T_International / @IPMGnews