Court sets aside SANDF order

A judge on Tuesday ordered three top SANDF officials be arrested for contempt of court.

The South African National Defence Force. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A court order that led to arrest warrants being issued for top military officials has been set aside, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confirmed on Wednesday.

Eyewitness News on Tuesday reported that a North Gauteng High Court judge ordered the sheriff locate General Solly Shoke, General Zakes Msimang and Sam Gulube and take them to the nearest jail.

This after it was found they were in contempt of court for failing to reinstate four employees.

The SANDF on Wednesday approached the courts asking the order be overturned until the matter is heard in full.

The case is expected to go before the courts later in July.

SANDF spokesperson Xolani Mabanga said, "The court ruled the interdict be set aside."

To view the court order click here.