Memorial service for slain soldiers starts

2013-04-02 12:07
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Soldiers' memorial service

See the latest pictures of the memorial service held for 13 South Africa soldiers who were killed in the CAR.

Pretoria - Families of 13 South African soldiers killed in the Central African Republic arrived for their memorial service at the Swartkop Air Force Base in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The families were seated south of the podium in the fully packed hall as the service got under way.

Soldiers in full uniform filed into the hall while a military band played "Abide with me" and the Tempe military choir stood by to render a hymn.

The 13 soldiers were killed in a clash with rebel fighters outside Bangui last month.

Twenty seven of them were wounded and have since returned to South Africa for medical attention.

The wounded soldiers were admitted to 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria.

President Jacob Zuma was expected to address the memorial service.

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