The South African National
Defence Force has convened a board of inquiry to determine the circumstances,
surrounding a shooting incident which involved its members and personnel of the
tracking company Netstar, on the border between South Africa and Mozambique.
The SANDF members fired six
shots at a vehicle which happened to belong to Netstar.
Brigadier General Xolani
Mabanga said during their patrols they noticed a truck that sped into the side
of Mozambique using an illegal crossing which was followed by a bakkie.
Mabanga said still on the scene
there were two vehicles that came from the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal
towards the boarder to Mozambique. The SANDF members signalled the two vehicles
to slow down and stop but that did not happen, leading to the SANDF members
opening fire to the vehicles with the intention of immobilising them.
“No one was injured during the
incident and the South African Police Service and Netstar did not follow due to
protocol of informing the SANDF commander that they were chasing a suspected vehicle”
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