70 South African soldiers arrive in Democratic republic of Congo

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By Josephine Lukoya, Robert Mugabe and agencies

Lubumbashi, DRC-Great Lakes Voice has learnt that seventy soldiers of the South African army arrived, Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Lubumbashi, Katanga’s capital to support the security of presidential and legislative elections planned Monday, November 28, 2011.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (Ceni / Lubumbashi) who confirmed to this information, other soldiers are expected to arrive Thursday, November 24 in the same province.

According to their deployment plan, twenty soldiers will be assigned to Kolwezi, twenty and thirty others to Kamina to Lubumbashi.

These soldiers will also support the National electoral commission in the deployment of election materials in the less accessible parts of the province of Katanga.

They have to do this with six helicopters. After deployment operations, the same logistics will be used to compile the results.

According to the Ceni / Lubumbashi, the South African team will also track the voting process as observers.

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  1. sha

    November 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Congolese should be vigilant and make sure there votes are not stolen,i strongly worried about the SA millitary mission in Congo.Let there be peaceful election

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