SANDF not transparent about alleged DRC transgressions - Pikkie Greef

The South African Defence Force is investigating allegations of misconduct involving their members deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It is alleged that the soldiers have assaulted a 17-year-old male and sexually harassed a number of females in the region in which they are stationed.

What should happen is that there should be a proper investigation by the military authorities. If that investigation shows prima facie evidence that there was a transgression, then those soldiers that are implicated should be charged in military court.

Advocate Pikkie Greef, SANDU Secretary General

Although the soldiers are deployed under the United Nations mission to the DRC, South Africa has to obligation to investigate any allegation made towards it's members.

Listen to Advocate Greef explain what could happen should the soldier be found guilty...


This article first appeared on 702 : SANDF not transparent about alleged DRC transgressions - Pikkie Greef


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
38th SADC Summit kicks off in Namibia

38th SADC Summit kicks off in Namibia

The two day summit will focus on the theme Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.

 'It's clear we need political will to help us settle municipal debt'

'It's clear we need political will to help us settle municipal debt'

The power utility says it has made varying payment arrangements with 97 municipalities to settle debt amounting to billions of rand.

'President must reprimand police minister for failing to protect whistleblowers'

'President must reprimand police minister for failing to protect whistleblowers'

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane speaks about her report on Sindiso Magaqa's death and those who blew the whistle.

Women produce 80% of agriculture on the continent but own only 1% of land

Women produce 80% of agriculture on the continent but own only 1% of land

These are the stats revealed at the Female Entrepreneurs and Young Farmer Awards in Gauteng.

DRC launches inquiry into  deaths of 30 Burundian refugees killed in clashes

DRC launches inquiry into deaths of 30 Burundian refugees killed in clashes

Congolese security forces opened fire as refugees protested plan in the town of Kamanyola to sned them home.

Kabila names former opposition member as Prime Minister

Kabila names former opposition member as Prime Minister

Bruno Tshibala is the new DRC prime minister and a former member of the largest opposition party called Rassemblement.

Popular articles
Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Swartz says he would have done anything to get the R1 million prize money.

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

Former police minister Adriaan Vlok has rejected accusations that former minister Malan was at the centre of a paedophile ring.

'He told me people would want to keep him quiet at any cost'

'He told me people would want to keep him quiet at any cost'

Journalist Gavin Evans says the late Mark Minnie spoke to him about his fears that those he exposed in his book might harm him.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.