Details sketchy, but putting troops in Moz will be ‘complex, ...


Details sketchy, but putting troops in Moz will be ‘complex, expensive’

SADC has given the green light for its Standby Force to support the country in its fight against terrorism in the north

Presidency reporter

It is not clear how and when the deployment of Southern Africa’s standby force to Mozambique will unfold, but what is is that it is going to be a “complex and extremely expensive” exercise.

This according to Institute for Security Studies (ISS) senior researcher Liesl Louw-Vaudran, who was responding to a bold decision by SADC heads of state on Wednesday to send in troops to manage ongoing terrorism in SA’s neighbouring country.

After consultations, the regional bloc announced that the “summit endorsed the recommendations of the report of the chairperson of the organ of the politics, defence and security cooperation and approved the mandate for SADC Standby Force mission to the Republic of Mozambique to be deployed in support of Mozambique to combat terrorism and acts of violent extremism in Cabo Delgado”...

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