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MEDIA STATEMENT

DATE: 2/1/2021

EMBARGO: None

SUBJECT: SUBJECT: SANDF Deployment in the Western Cape (Cape Winelands and Garden Route)

The Presidential Authority for Operation LIGCOLO which was effected to monitor compliance of COVID-19 adjusted Level 3 Lockdown Regulations has ended on 31 January 2021.

The General Officer Commanding, Joint Operations Headquarters has therefore given an instruction to all Joint Tactical Headquarters (J Tac HQ), including Western Cape to cease all OP LIGCOLO deployment activities , i.e. enforcing social distancing and wearing of masks in public, with effect from 31 January 2021 at 00:00. 

The troops will remain at the operational bases situated at Knysna, Kwonqaba, Da Gamaskop, Oudtshoorn, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Nyanga, Lentegeur and Fort iKapa until further instructions.

The J Tac HQs will however continue with OP CORONA (Border safeguarding) activities.
ENDS.‚Äč

Issued by:Joint Operational Headquarters
(Pretoria)

Enquiries: Lieutenant Colonel Seitebatso Block
072 614 1448