Zuma comments on CAR discussions

The president says decisions have been taken regarding political and humanitarian security in the CAR.

President Jacob Zuma speaks at the memorial service of the 13 fallen SA soldiers. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma's office said on Saturday key decisions have been taken regarding the political security and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) during discussions centred at resolving the unrest in that country.

CAR President Francois Bozize was ousted in March when Seleka rebels took over the country including its television and radio stations.

Thirteen South African soldiers were killed in the CAR when they were attacked by the rebels near the country's capital, Bangui.

Zuma took part in a high-level meeting on Friday in Brazzaville, in the Democratic Republic of Cong (DRC), to discuss the situation in the CAR.

His spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, said the meeting called on transitional authorities to work towards the full restoration of constitutional order in that country.

Meanwhile, the CAR's interim government has opened a probe into human rights abuses committed under Bozize.

The justice minister told national radio he had instructed prosecutors to open an investigation "because crimes and other grave human rights violations were committed and continue to be committed by the deposed president and some of his allies."