SANDF divulges identity of soldier killed in Darfur

File: the SANDF soldier killed in Wednesday's ambush in Sudan's northern Darfur region was part of a military convoy providing security for humanitarian aid trucks, the army released his identity over the weekend. Photo: AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY

JOHANNESBURG  - The South African National Defence Force has named the man killed in an ambush in Sudan on Wednesday.

Corporal Mxolisi Edward Mnyipika was shot in northern Darfur.

He was part of a military convoy providing security for humanitarian aid trucks.

The convoy was ambushed on the way to an exchange point between the SANDF and Rwandan troops.

Another soldier was wounded in the attack.

The man is in a stable condition at a hospital in El Fashir, North Darfur's capital

The South African soldiers are part of a United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur.

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