DRC Deployment to Cost South Africa $39.5 Million

DRC Deployment to Cost South Africa $39.5 Million

From Defence Web

South Africa’s fulfilment of international obligations to the UN will see the country deploy 1 345 soldiers to the DRC at a cost of more than R400 million.

This was announced today by the Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), President Jacob Zuma.

The full cost of the deployment is R402 800 000.

“The members will participate in the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) as part of the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) following from the mandate reflected in UN Security Council resolution 2098,” a Presidency statement said.

The South African deployment has been in place since June 13 and is set to end on March 31 next year.

From defenceweb.co.za