OPINION | The Battle of Bangui: Too many unanswered questions

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The dog tags of Corporal Ntebaleng Andrew Mogorosi. (Picture: James Oatway)
The dog tags of Corporal Ntebaleng Andrew Mogorosi. (Picture: James Oatway)

Eight years after the Battle of Bangui, the SANDF has done two inquiries, but is yet to release the findings. But it is also clear that the SANDF deployment to the Central African Republic was unlawful from the start, write Stephan Hofstatter, Warren Thompson, and James Oatway.

This week [22-24 March] marks the eight-year anniversary of the Battle of Bangui.

In March 2013 a small contingent of 200 elite South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members confronted a rebel army several thousand strong bearing down on Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.

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