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27 July 2017 16:06 (South Africa)

UN dumps SA soldiers in DRC rebel territory

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Fourteen South African soldiers were mistakenly dropped in rebel-held territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo about two weeks ago, Beeld newspaper has reported. The soldiers, who are part of a UN peacekeeping operation, have now been rescued. Reportedly the Russian helicopter crew who were transporting them received incorrect instructions as to where they were to be dropped off. The resourceful soldiers negotiated with DRC rebels, giving up their weapons as a sign of goodwill, in order to secure their safety. The UN is reportedly investigating the incident. Read more: Sapa, via IOL

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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