The two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers who were shot and wounded by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in a stable condition, an army operations division spokesman says.
The soldiers were wounded on Monday after rebels attacked several bases during violent protests against President Jospeh Kabila’s bid to extend his term in office. During the attacks, 28-year-old Moalosi Mothuku a South African soldier was killed, and his body will be repatriated next week, says Lieutenant-Colonel Piet Paxton.
He added here Wednesday that one of the soldiers who survived the attacks was hurt on his hand and was currently at a level three hospital in Goma, capital of the eastern DRC province of North Kivu.
He is okay and stable. The third soldier had an operation on his neck area on Tuesday morning and he was subsequently transferred to a level four hospital in Kinshasa. Both of them are stable and we expect them to recover soon.
The family of Mokhothu is still in shock following the news Monday of his death. He was a member of First Parachute Battalion in Tempe, deployed in the DRC as part of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission (MONUSCO).
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK