South African soldiers involved in a shootout with Mozambican police


The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Mozambican border police were involved in a shooting incident that occurred along the border in KwaZulu-Natal.

SANDF spokesperson Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobhozi could not confirm if there were fatalities and injuries during the incident. The defence force said they would establish a board of inquiry to investigate the shooting.

SANDF sent out a brief statement on Monday confirming the incident.

“The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) can confirm that a shooting incident occurred between the South African soldiers and Mozambican Border Police in the area of Ndumo, east of Farazella along the RSA-Mozambique border on Sunday, 16 June 2019 at about 16:00.”

“Our soldiers were conducting routine patrol as part of borderline protection when this incident occurred. Details around this incident are still sketchy and reasons for the shooting are not yet known. A Board of Inquiry will be convened to determine the causes of the incident.”


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