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sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that some of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been accused of assault and torture.  

SANDF spokesman Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi said in a statement on Sunday:  "The SANDF has been alerted to reports of torture and assault in the Democratic Republic of Congo allegedly committed by some of its members deployed under the United Nations mission in that country.  The allegations are understood to have been reported by citizens of the DRC."  SANDF Chief, General Solly Shoke has instituted a formal investigation into the reports "in order to establish their veracity and take the necessary corrective actions against those involved".  National investigating officers will liaise with the UN offices in the DRC to pursue the matter.

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