Military names SA soldier killed in ‘friendly fire’ incident in DRC
The SA soldier killed in a “friendly fire” incident while on a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been named as Private Simanga Arthur Khuselo.
The 37-year-old is survived by his wife and two children.
SA National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson Brig-Gen Mafi Mgobozi said the 37-year-old was stationed at Unit 1 Tactical Intelligence Regiment in Potchefstroom.
The army announced on Thursday that Khuselo died after succumbing to his injuries following an incident during a military operation in Kilia, on the eastern outskirts of the DRC.
Mgobozi said details of the incident were sketchy and a board of inquiry has been convened to investigate.
Mgobozi said funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as the family had finalised the details.