- The soldiers who have been deployed to Mozambique to fight insurgent attacks will remain in the country
- The South African National Defence Force says that those soldiers still need to continue with their mission despite the death of a soldier earlier this week
- South Africans have headed online to share their messages of tribute to the fallen soldier, Tebogo Radebe
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JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Defence Force will not be pulling back soldiers who have been deployed to Mozambique despite the death of Corporal Tebogo Radebe who was, unfortunately, a victim of an ambush on Monday, 19 December.
The soldiers were in the east of the Chai Village in the northern province of Mozambique when rebels launched an attack on the unsuspecting soldiers.
SANDF soldier's death questioned by the DA, seeking answers to deployment of SA forces in Mozambique
General Rudzani Maphwanya, the SANDF chief says the soldiers will remain deployed because the mission in Mozambique continues. Maphwanya says SADC countries will continue to fight the insurgents that have taken over the northern provinces.
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He says they will not stop the mission until there is peace in the region, according to a report by News24. Mpahwanya added that SANDF is saddened by the loss of solider on duty.
South Africans share tribute to Radebe
"To Corporal Tebogo Edwin Radebe Thank You for making the ultimate sacrifice for South Africa and may you rest in peace. Condolences to the family."
"He paid the ultimate price in serving the orders of his Supremes. May he rest in peace and we are forever grateful for his services."
"Loving Lord, bless Radebe forever in your eternal peace. "
"Rest in peace my brother, We only fear God."
SANDF soldier’s death questioned by the DA
The DA question why the SANDF are continuously deployed in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique and the risks involved with these missions.
According to News24, Thandi Modise, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, has been asked by the DA when the deployment of South African forces to Mozambique will end.
Source: Briefly News