Horses at the South African Army Special Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit in Potchefstroom were so badly malnourished that 25 had to euthanised.
Thato Motale, 30, was shot on Thursday amid violent protests against North West premier Supra Mahumapelo.
The SANDF has dispatched investigators to the DRC to investigate the allegations, which include reports that one of the victims was a minor at the time.
Ramaphosa overstated the role of the SANDF in what he described as a "flourishing... constitutional order".
He delivered the keynote address at an interfaith service in Kimberley, ahead of Armed Forces Day.
Cyril Ramaphosa's bodyguard was reportedly carrying handguns and assault weapons at the time.
"The deployment will include inner perimeter security as well as outer perimeter security."
Marievale was officially shut down and abandoned as a military base in 1996. Residents are now resisting SANDF efforts to evict them.
In view of unfolding events in SA’s neighbour, Zimbabwe, it is perhaps the opportune moment to examine the role of the South African National Defence Force.
The presidency has not received a request for the deployment of troops to Gauteng and the Western Cape.
The Presidency says there was nothing unusual about its meeting with senior SABC staff.
But can the minister ask the SANDF directly to deploy its soldiers?
'May we never become tired of doing good,' prays one of the police officers.
Opposition parties have reacted with outrage at the deployment of 441 soldiers to Parliament.
President Jacob Zuma is under pressure. A show of force is expected but dangerous.
Two South African soldiers were wounded, one critically, in an early morning assault by Mai Mai guerrillas.