No truth to surrendering soldiers report - SANDF

No truth to surrendering soldiers report - SANDF

The South African National Defence Force on Wednesday rejected reports that two of its soldiers deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have surrendered to the M23 rebels. 


The SANDF deployment is part of the Southern African Mission in the DRC. 

According to the National Security News, the soldiers were taken by M23 rebels last week.

SANDF spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini, said all its members deployed in the DRC have been accounted for. 

"The convoluted article published by the faceless Washington correspondent is dismissed with the contempt it deserves. This is not the first time such unfounded and baseless news articles have been written about the SANDF since its deployment in the DRC under SAMIDRC.

“The SANDF views such attempts to discredit the defence force in the most serious light by faceless people and will not stand by and allow its good name to be tarnished. The SANDF, as the authority for the deployed members, shall at all times inform the South African public about the situation and safety of its members in the DRC,” said Dlamini.


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