Zuma extends deployment of SANDF troops in DRC
South Africa’s commitment to the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been extended for a year.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s commitment to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been extended for a year.
The announcement was made by President Jacob Zuma.
The SANDF has field over 13,000 members with the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo known as Monusco.
It’s the largest contingency of peacekeepers deployed abroad by South Africa.
What’s called the force intervention brigade has an extended mandate to step in to stop acts of aggression against civilians.
The South African troops will spot the UN blue berets until March next year.
Former director of South Africa’s joint operations division Lieutenant-general Derick Mgwebi has extended his mandate as Monusco’s force commander.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)