SA soldiers robbed in South Sudan

A Badger infantry combat vehicle gives a demonstration of the vehicle's mobility on 19 November at the launch of the Badger at Denel Land Systems in Pretoria. The New Badger will be replacing the Ratel combat vehicle by October 2015. Denel Land Systems, the developer of the vehicle, said that the South African National Defence Force will have a full Badger fleet by 2022. Picture: Christine Vermooten

A group of South African soldiers was robbed in South Sudan during a peacekeeping mission, the SA Navy said on Thursday.

“There was no loss of life, but some of their equipment was taken away from them,” Captain Jaco Theunissen told Sapa.

He said the troops were on a convoy when they were ambushed on Saturday.

Theunissen was unable to say how many troops were there at the time, and what sort of equipment was stolen.

“We don’t want to speculate. We are just waiting for more information from the investigation [team].”

– Sapa



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