Christmas in combat: SADC marks 6mths in Moz

Hitting hard: SADC forces in Mozambique PIC: SAMIM
Hitting hard: SADC forces in Mozambique PIC: SAMIM

The SADC troops doing battle against insurgents in Northern Mozambique will spend their festive season on high alert after they suffered three casualties in a terrorist ambush a few days ago.

Botswana is part of several SADC states which deployed troops to quell the terrorist insurgency in Mozambique in July. Known as the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), the regional troops had their original six-month deployment extended to March next year after assessments by the regional leadership and Mozambique.

Botswana is deputising South Africa in SAMIM, while Secretary for Political Affairs in the Presidential Affairs ministry, Professor Mpho Molomo, has been seconded to Mozambique as head of the SADC Mission.

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