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SANDF soldier killed in DRC


In a devastating incident, a South African soldier lost his life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The tragedy unfolded when a hand grenade detonated at a base located in the city of Beni on Monday, resulting in fatal injuries to the soldier. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confirmed the unfortunate event and assured that an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

This incident comes amidst escalating tensions in the region. Just last month, two other South African soldiers were tragically killed during an attack by M23 rebels on the town of Sake. These events underscore the perilous conditions under which international peacekeeping missions are conducted, particularly in volatile areas like the DRC.

The SANDF, alongside other international forces, has been deployed to the DRC as part of peacekeeping efforts aimed at stabilizing the region plagued by armed conflict and civil unrest. The loss of yet another soldier highlights the bravery and sacrifices made by military personnel serving in such missions, often far from their homes and families.

The South African government has expressed condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased soldier, acknowledging his dedication to peace and security in the DRC. As investigations continue, the focus remains on ensuring the safety and well-being of all personnel involved in peacekeeping operations in the region.

In other news – Shurugwi man stabs girlfriend for cheating

Cleo Nyakatera, a 28-year-old man from Shurugwi, has been taken into custody after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend multiple times during a confrontation over suspicions of infidelity. According to Midlands provincial police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko, the incident occurred late on July 6, 2024, at Mambowa business center in Shurugwi.

Nyakatera, employed as an artisanal miner at Wanderer Mine, returned home to find his girlfriend absent. Later, he discovered her at the Mambowa business center with another man, who she purportedly identified as her new boyfriend. Read More

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