SA’s sexual predator soldiers in government’s crosshairs
Threat by UN sees defence minister announce task team to investigate scourge of rape by country’s troops
Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has launched a task team to expose soldiers sexually terrorising civilians on international missions, but experts fear this may be nothing more than a “face-saving exercise”.
The ministerial task team will zero in on troops who abuse those they are meant to protect while on peacekeeping missions abroad.
But Mapisa-Nqakula added the problem was “just as prevalent within the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), inside the country, in our bases and units”...