‘Drunk’ troops demand their jobs back

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Their union, the SA National Defence Union (Sandu), is preparing to go to court again to compel Mapisa-Nqakula and Shoke to reinstate all its members. Picture: Getty Images
Their union, the SA National Defence Union (Sandu), is preparing to go to court again to compel Mapisa-Nqakula and Shoke to reinstate all its members. Picture: Getty Images

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A group of soldiers who were dismissed in 2015 for leaving their bases after being granted permission to go and “have fun” while on a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) want their jobs back.

The 43 soldiers, who had not had a chance to taste the Babylon waters for three months, say their dismissals by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief General Solly Shoke were unwarranted.

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