26 August 2013
The Democratic Alliance today reported
that there were secret deals made between President Jacob Zuma and former Central
African Republic President,
Francois Bozize to send additional South African National Defence Force troops
to the CAR.
DA Member of Parliament of Defence
& Military Veterans David Maynier said this raises more questions about
what really happened in the Central
African Republic and what our
troops were doing there in the first place.
Maynier further said the DA
reiterates the call for a parliamentary ad hoc committee to be established to
investigate why our troops were in the CAR and
whether President Zuma misled Parliament.
This comes after more than 13
soldiers were killed in the CAR earlier
Maynier also said former President
Bozize has alleged that he made a secret deal with President Zuma to send
additional troops to the CAR in
order to hold back the Seleka rebels. The President, however, informed
Parliament that the reason for the deployment was to: "assist with
capacity building of the CAR Defence
Force and will also assist that country with planning and implementation of the
Disarmament, Demobilization and Re-integration process."
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