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South Africa soldiers fed rotten meat in Mozambique

by Mandla Ndlovu
22 Apr 2022 at 10:13hrs | Views
South African members of the joint defence committee of Parliament are investigating reports that the country's special forces deployed as part of the Southern African Development Community regional standby force to help Mozambique defeat its Islamist insurgency in the northern Cabo Delgado province were fed rotten food.

The incident is said to have happened while they were stationed in the Macomia district of northern Mozambique.

South African media reported that the investigation into what the committee called food-related challenges followed reports of soldiers eating rotten food and drinking contaminated water while Committee chairperson Cyril Xaba said that the committee received complaints after some defence force members fell sick.

"And they are saying that they ended up eating rotten meat and vegetables and almost every soldier was getting diarrhoea," Xaba was quoted by the media saying.

Source - Byo24News