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Mozambique insurgents are using child soldiers: SANDF chief


Mozambique insurgents are using child soldiers: SANDF chief

Gen Rudzani Maphwanya reveals that tech seized in raids contains footage of kidnapped kids being used as fighters

Senior reporter

Military raids on bases of insurgents in Mozambique and the recovery of laptops, cellphones and other electronic devices have yielded a wealth of information, including how rebel fighters are allegedly training kidnapped children as soldiers.

In a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief Gen Rudzani Maphwanya outlined the results of months of battles that SA soldiers was involved in in that country.

SANDF members form part of a larger Sadc Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) military force, which is fighting insurgents in the country’s northern province of Cabo Delgado...

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