UPDATE: SANDF will not be deploying in Nigeria to fight Boko Haram


The first group of SANDF soldiers has already been charged and is being sent back to South Africa.

  • Editor&39;s note: Correct earlier publication which erroneously reported that South Africa may be sending its special forces to Nigeria to help the country fight militant group Boko Haram.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa won&39;t be sending troops to Nigeria to help fight against militant group Boko Haram.

Earlier reports suggested that Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and her Nigerian counterpart had agreed on this.

Nigerian Minister Mansur Dan Ali had reportedly said discussions on this had reached an advanced stage.

Meanwhile, President Zuma is ending his two day state visit to the country on Wednesday.

His visit was to strengthen ties between the countries.

The nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding three years ago.

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