Thursday, March 28, 2013

Opposition parties call for an inquiry into the troop deployment in CAR

Mluleki Mrwebi
28 March 2013

The Democratic Alliance has called for a full scale Parliamentary inquiry into the real reason troops were sent to the Central African Republic. 

Reports today emerged that the troops were sent to CAR for business interest of certain individuals.

This comes after 13 South African soldiers were killed in the CAR this past weekend and several others injured.

Mosiuoa Lekota, who was the minister who signed the original agreement to send South African troops to the Central African Republic, said the deployment had nothing to do with business interests. 

DA Spokesperson Cameron Arendse said 13 soldiers have lost their lives because of certain businessmen and politicians, with financial interest in CAR.

Arendse further said the DA reiterates its call for a full scale inquiry without any delay.

The African Christian Democratic Party, today echoed the DA`s call for an investigation of the deployment of the troop.

The South African National Defence has confirmed that some soldiers including the wounded, are back home.

Meanwhile, earlier this week the Presidency announced that it had no intention of pulling out the troop from CAR.

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