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SA’s sexual predator soldiers in government’s crosshairs


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

Graeme Hosken and Amil Umraw

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”...

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