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Shooting Incident Claims Lives Of Two SANDF Soldiers In Congo

In response to this tragic shooting, the Sandf has initiated an investigation, convening a Board of Inquiry to collaborate with the MONUSCO command in order to determine the circumstances that led to this distressing event.

The South African National Defence Force (Sandf) has confirmed the devastating loss of two of its soldiers in a shooting incident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The incident, believed to be a murder-suicide, occurred within the context of the ongoing United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission (MONUSCO) in the war-torn country.

According to the Sandf, one soldier took hold of a service firearm and tragically shot and killed his colleague before turning the weapon on himself. This distressing event adds to the recent series of unfortunate incidents involving Sandf soldiers in the Congo.

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Last month, two soldiers lost their lives in a mortar bomb attack, and in a separate incident, two more soldiers were injured when an Oryx helicopter came under fire while evacuating a casualty. These incidents highlight the dangers faced by Sandf soldiers who are deployed in volatile regions to support peacekeeping efforts.

In response to this tragic shooting, the Sandf has initiated an investigation, convening a Board of Inquiry to collaborate with the MONUSCO command in order to determine the circumstances that led to this distressing event.

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The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thandi Modise, has expressed shock at the incident and assured that the members’ remains will be repatriated to South Africa in due course. The families of the fallen soldiers have been informed and are receiving support during this difficult time.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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