The video, posted on social media, shows soldiers allegedly from the South African army and other unidentified elements dumping bodies into a pile of burning rubble, according to military authorities in Pretoria.
“The Samim Commander is conducting an investigation into the involvement of its members in this despicable act,” the South African National Defense Force said in a statement, which Lusa had access to.
He added, “The Air Self-Defense Forces (SANDF) do not condone the acts committed in the video in any way, and those found guilty of such acts will be held accountable.”
In the statement, SANDF spokesperson Andres Mokoena Mahapa explained that the South African military “recently became aware of a video circulating on social media showing members of a hitherto unidentified defense force throwing bodies into a pile of burning rubble, as well as members of the armed forces.” Sudan Armed Forces. Watching them.”
According to the memo, the incident occurred during November 2022 in Mozambique, where South Africa deployed a military unit as part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM).
“Once forces are deployed, they are part of a joint force and are under core command and control. In the statement, he said South Africa only supported the mission logistically.
Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique has been facing an armed insurgency for five years, with the extremist Islamic State group claiming some of the attacks.
The rebellion has led to a military response since July 2021, with the support of Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community, to liberate areas adjacent to gas projects, but new waves of attacks have emerged in the south of the region and in the neighboring province of Nampula.
The conflict has already displaced a million people, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and nearly 4,000 deaths, according to the ACLED Conflict Recording Project.
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