Over 700 SANDF soldiers to be stationed in the DRC


SANDF members march during the Armed Forces Day parade held at the Bloemspruit Airbase in Bloemfotein on 21 February 2013. Picture: Lenyaro Sello/eNCA.

JOHANNESBURG - Members of the 5 South African Infantry battalion head to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a month's time.

Over 700 soldiers, will be stationed there for a year, after completing specialised jungle warfare training.

They'll be part of the United Nations’ Force Intervention Brigade.

To tell us more about the deployment we are now joined by the navy's Captain Jaco Theunissen and Colonel Patrick Dube.

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