Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Rebels Arrested in Limpopo

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Residents of Rutshuru Territory flee their homes to seek safety in Goma.

Johannesburg — A group of alleged rebels from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was arrested in Limpopo on Tuesday morning, police said.

The 19 were caught in the peripheral areas of the province following months of investigation, national police spokesman Brigadier Lindela Mashigo said.

They were allegedly planning to overthrow the DRC's current government.

The group was expected to appear in the Pretoria Regional Court on Tuesday to face charges related to transgressing the Foreign Military Assistance Act.

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