South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his profound sadness over the deaths of two soldiers and injuries to 20 others in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The casualties of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members were inflicted by a mortar attack on one of their bases in Sake, in the eastern DRC, on Tuesday.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Ramaphosa offered his “deep condolences” to the families of the fallen troops as well as their commanders and colleagues.

“The president’s thoughts are also with the SANDF members who are recovering from their injuries,” the statement said.

Ramaphosa assured the bereaved families and the injured troops that the SANDF would take the utmost care to provide the necessary logistical and psychosocial support to all those affected

June 28, 2024

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