South Africa's Army Explains CAR Mission


The South African Defence Force has also defended troops being sent to the Central African Republic, saying in terms of the bilateral agreement signed between the two countries in 2007. Earlier this month President Jacob Zuma had to defend the deployment of soldiers after being accused of not informing parliament- a move seen as unconstitutional.
  • South Africa:  SANDF Defends Soldiers Deployed to CAR

    South African Press Association, 24 January 2013

    The deployment of SA National Defence Force in the Central African Republic (CAR) is in terms of the bilateral agreement signed between the two countries in 2007, the department of ... read more »

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South African soldiers

  • South Africa:  Presidency Confirms It Informed Parly On Employment of Troops

    SAnews.gov.za, 15 January 2013

    The Presidency wishes to point out that President Jacob Zuma did in fact inform Parliament of his decision to authorise the employment of 400 South African National Defence Force ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Presidency Did Inform Parliament On the Employment of Troops

    South African Government, 15 January 2013

    The Presidency wishes to point out that President Jacob Zuma did in fact inform Parliament of his decision to authorise the employment of 400 South African National Defence Force ... read more »

  • South Africa:  President Must Comply With Constitution in Informing Parliament of SANDF Deployment to the CAR

    Democratic Alliance, 7 January 2013

    It was announced yesterday that President Jacob Zuma has authorised the deployment of 400 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel to the Central African Republic ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  South African Deploys Troops to Bangui

    SAnews.gov.za, 7 January 2013

    President Jacob Zuma has authorised the deployment of 400 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel to the Central African Republic (CAR), his office said on Sunday. read more »

South African soldiers.

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A rebel fighter in northern Central African Republic

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