President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 201(2)(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, extended the employment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for service in fulfilment of the international obligations of the Republic of South Africa towards the Southern African Development Community (SADC) maritime security, in the Mozambique channel.
Two Hundred (200) members of the SANDF were employed to monitor and deter piracy activities along the Southern African Coast of the Indian Ocean. They will continue monitoring and deterring piracy activities along the Southern African Coast of the Indian Ocean.
The employment has been extended for the period 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Source: The Presidency republic of South Africa