We must stop military deployment until we are fit and proper: Malema

SANDF soldiers are in the DRC
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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has slammed the deployment of South African troops, as part of the SADC regional force peace mission, to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This is as the SANDF has confirmed that two of its members have been killed in the South African contingent’s military base in a mortar attack yesterday.

Just under 3 000 SANDF members are deployed to fight against rebel movements in the east of the DRC until December this year.

Malema was addressing media at the party’s headquarters in Johannesburg.

“We just don’t have the army; the ANC has collapsed the army that is why in the EFF manifesto, we say we will finance the army and make sure it is properly trained and the necessary equipment needed for the success of the army is provided. They must come back home and we must stop with any military deployment until we are fit and proper.”