Two SANDF Soldiers Killed In DRC Attack

Two SANDF Soldiers Killed in DRC Attack

Two SANDF Soldiers Killed in DRC Attack

Two SANDF soldiers killed in DRC attack, while 20 are injured

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) announced on Wednesday that two soldiers were killed when M23 rebels attacked the town of Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while 20 are injured. 

The SANDF in a statement on Wednesday confirmed a mortar attack on a South African base in Sake on 25 June “which resulted in two fatalities and twenty injured.

“Four members who were critically injured have been hospitalised, while the rest who suffered minor injuries are expected to be discharged soon,” the statement read. 

Captain from 46 Brigade Headquarters and a Captain from the Air Defence Artillery Formation were killed in the incident.

Department of Defence Head of Communication Siphiwe Dlamini said families of the two members who lost their lives have been informed and all procedures to bring their mortal remains are in process. The names of the deceased will be communicated in due course.

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On 30 May 2024, Sergeant Mbulelo David Ngubane passed away following contact between the M23 and Southern African Development Community (SADC) forces.

Ngubane, who was 39 years old, was the operational medical practitioner in the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS).

In February this year, Captain Simon Mkhulu Bobe and Lance Corporal Irven Thabang Semono were also killed and three of their colleagues were injured in the DRC after a mortar bomb landed inside one of the South African contingency military bases. 

Two SANDF Soldiers Killed in DRC Attack

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