Military arrives in Nelson Mandela Bay

A convoy of militarily police arrived in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday evening. The vehicles are pictured driving up Searle Streets, Korsten near the police's 10111 centre.
A convoy of militarily police arrived in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday evening. The vehicles are pictured driving up Searle Streets, Korsten near the police's 10111 centre.
Image: Eugene Ceotzee

Twenty-odd military police have arrived in Nelson Mandela Bay ahead of a larger contingent of army troops set to be deployed on Saturday night to help police the Covid-19 lockdown.

They will act in support of the police and be deployed initially around taverns in the northern areas where adherence to lockdown directives has been poor, according to sources

The military police were drawn from various bases outside the Bay and the troops, with more arriving tomorrow, will be coming from the Makhanda infantry base.

The military police arrived at the police 10111 call centre in Korsten in a small cavalcade of bakkies with flashing lights.

The media were not allowed into the centre but after assembling for a welcome and briefing from police commanders after half an hour they exited to join the coronavirus front line.

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