PRETORIA (AFP) South African soldiers will be on high alert during the football World Cup, the army commander said Thursday and the military will begin border patrols next week. We are ready to help where needed with the World Cup, Lieutenant General Solly Shoke told reporters. All army leave has been cancelled over this period. We will be on high alert, he said. We will be there in support of the South African Police Services. This World Cup is not about security. Its about enjoyment. People must be allowed to come here and enjoy the soccer. We dont see any threats to the tournament, he added. The military will begin patrolling South Africas borders on April 1, taking over the duty from police as part of a security realignment meant to allow police to focus on fighting crime. Shoke said soldiers were being trained for the patrols, which will aim to prevent trafficking in drugs or people during the World Cup. South Africa last week proposed its first direct legislation to target trafficking, with maximum sentences of life imprisonment and a one million rand (136,000 dollar/101,000 euro) fine. Anticipation of an increase in trafficking, especially for sexual purposes, ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has focused attention on South Africas ability to deal with trafficking, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, chair of parliaments justice committee, said in Cape Town. The committee will push for World Cup-focused measures such as training police and home affairs officers pending the passing of the new umbrella law. Were looking at effective implementation of existing legislation, he said.