Another soldier wounded in CAR dies

2013-05-29 09:39
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Johannesburg - The death toll of South African soldiers attacked in the Central African Republic has risen to 15, the SA National Defence Force said on Wednesday.

Brigadier Xolani Mabanga said another soldier who was wounded in the CAR in March died at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria last week.

"Rifleman Lucas Moloke had been at the hospital since March 26 but unfortunately he died over the weekend," said Mabanga.

Moloke's family had since been informed of his death.

A total of 13 soldiers were killed during a rebel attack in the CAR capital Bangui and 27 were wounded.

Another injured soldier died two weeks later, Mabanga said.

The troops were deployed to the CAR in terms of an agreement signed in 2007, according to which South Africa was to train the CAR's army.

South African troops have since been withdrawn from the CAR.

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