Members of Bambatha Rifles under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Ramotsamai continue to make a difference in Limpopo Province, despite the many challenges that face the South African National Defence Force as presented by Chief Joint Operations Division Commander, Lieutenant General Siphiwe Sangweni on the 25th of May 2023 to the Joint Standing Committee on Defence.

“In spite of challenges,” said Lieutenant General Sangweni, “the SA National Defence Force soldiers continue to record successes on border patrol duty. The SA National Defence Force elements deployed on the borderline continue working hard, with commitment, dedication and zeal to achieve the set objectives despite the serious capacity challenges the Department of Defence is faced with.”

Whilst on foot patrol in the East of Support Base, the SA National Defence Force soldiers confiscated what the Port Health of the Department of Health classified as C-4 Cyproheptadine tablets valued at R 96 000.00.

At Gate 6 and Gate 7, SA National Defence Force soldiers confiscated what the South African Police Service identified as alcohol and goods valued at R 81 955.00.

Goods and alcohol were seized in terms of the Foodstuffs Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972 whereas the tablets were seized in terms of Section 11(1)(h) and Section 26 of Medicine and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965.
Information by Captain Moses Semono and Photographs by Captain Msimanga || Joint Tactical Headquarters Limpopo.