Cape Town – Security needs to be beefed up at military bases after the latest robbery at 9 South African Infantry Battalion on Good Friday, experts have said.
Police confirmed five armed unidentified suspects had robbed an army base in Khayelitsha last week.
The University of Cape Town’s Guy Lamb said security needed to be strengthened at the base.
“As national key points (with armouries), military bases are supposed to be protected by layers of tight security, from fencing to robust buildings (armouries) with sturdy locks and 24 hour guarding and patrols.”
Lamb said however that the implementation of such security measures was largely dependent on a combination of available resources, troop morale and base management and oversight.