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sandf thumb medium90 89Timeslive reports that a high level delegation of military lawyers and investigators is to be despatched to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to investigate allegations of scores of civilians having been tortured by South African peacekeepers.  

The team‚ SA National Defence Force (SANDF) military top brass say‚ is to be sent within the week.  Reports emerged over the weekend that South African peacekeepers were involved in the torture of women and men.  Over 1‚000 SA troops from 5 South African Infantry Battalion, which is based out of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, are taking part in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DRC.  The majority of the troops are operating in the highly volatile region of Goma‚ which is where the allegations of torture come from.  Four years ago a UN report labelled South Africa troops as among the worst peacekeepers when it came to sexual assaults on civilians.

  • Read this report by Graeme Hosken in full at Timeslive

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