Zuma extends troop deployments

2015-03-31 17:31
SANDF peacekeeper (Picture: Supplied)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has extended the deployment of South African troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Southern African and Indian ocean coast, and Sudan, the presidency said on Tuesday.

This was in fulfilment of South Africa's obligations to the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community, and the African Union, spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

The initial deployment period of April 1 2014 to March 31 2015 had been extended to March 31 2016.

A total of 1 388 SA National Defence Force troops were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 220 were involved in anti-piracy operations along the coast, and 850 were in Dafur, Sudan.

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