More than R900-million has been allocated by National Treasury to the South African Police Service and the National Defence Force to bring about peace and stability after the recent protests and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the assistance comes in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent calls to better equip the country’s law-enforcement agencies to respond to protests.

Mboweni says R250-million has been allocated to SAPS, while R700-million has been allocated to the SANDF.

He says damages to buildings and infrastructure amounted to billions of Rand.

Read the Minister’s full statement here.

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