SOUTH AFRICA EXTENDS DEPLOYMENT OF MILITARY UNITS IN MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL

PRETORIA, South Africa has extended until March next year the deployment of units of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) serving for Southern African Development Community (SADC) maritime security in the Mozambique Channel, the Presidency says.

President Jacob Zuma has extended their deployment in order to fulfill South Africa’s international obligations towards SADC maritime security in the Mozambique Channel, the Presidency said in a statement here Monday.

About 200 members of the SANDF are employed to monitor and deter piracy activities along the southern Africa coast of the Indian Ocean.

They will continue monitoring and deterring piracy activities along the southern African coast of the Indian Ocean. The deployment has been extended for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK