SANDU to lay charges against general

An army general allegedly led a group of army members in military vehicles to free arrested soldiers.

FILE: An army general allegedly led a group of army members in military vehicles to free arrested soldiers. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Not even a general is above the law, the South African National Defence Union (SANDU) said on Friday.

The union has called for an army general at an infantry base in Oudtshoorn to be suspended.

According to reports, the general led a group of army members in military vehicles to free soldiers who had been arrested in an illegal shebeen raid in the Western Cape town.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said it was looking into the matter.

SANDU's Tim Flack says they will be laying criminal charges against the army general on Monday.

"Even the army general must understand that if you break the law, there has to be consequences."