SA soldiers injured in DRC

sadrcDRC government officials say South African soldiers are among those injured in renewed fighting around Goma.

South African soldiers are supporting Congolese troops as they battle M23 rebels in the DRC. The four soldiers were wounded on Friday.

Congolese troops are currently battling M23 rebels near the city of Goma.

The South Africans are part of a UN force supporting government troops. Ten Tanzanian soldiers were also injured in the fighting last week.

Fresh fighting broke out on Wednesday morning.

More than 1300 South African soldiers are stationed in the DRC. They were deployed in June as part of the UN’s Force Intervention Brigade.

Opposition parties have lashed out at government over the deployment of the soldiers to the DRC.

East Africa Bureau Chief Robyn Kriel spoke to us earlier about the latest in the DRC. – eNCA