11 SANDF soldiers found guilty of assaulting teenager

File: It’s the first time that members have been charged in terms of the Prevention of Combating and Torture of Persons Act.

File: It’s the first time that members have been charged in terms of the Prevention of Combating and Torture of Persons Act.

AFP

JOHANNESBURG - A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) military court has convicted 11 members of assault.

A total of 16 members of the UN peacekeeping force in the DRC were initially charged with assaulting a 17-year-old Congolese citizen.

It’s the first time that members have been charged in terms of the Prevention of Combating and Torture of Persons Act.

The assault took place on 30 January in Mbuji-Mayi in the Kasai Oriental province.

Three soldiers arrested the boy, who was suspected of stealing basins and buckets.

He was taken into the base where the assault took place.

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