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Armed rebels worry Zuma

By Sapa | 2014-05-19 07:51:24.0 | COMMENTS [ 9 ]

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday expressed concern over the activities of armed rebels and called on the AU to bring stability on the African continent.

"Part of the capacity needed by the AU is the establishment of the African Standby Force agreed to previously for rapid deployment in crisis areas without delays," Zuma said in a statement.

He called on the African Union (AU) to activate measures and ensure peace and stability on the continent.

South Africa looked forward to the next meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) to discuss the security situation and collectively find solutions to problems in the continent, he said.

Zuma condemned the kidnapping of over 260 Nigerian school girls by militant group Boko Haram.

"The government and the people of South Africa condemn in the strongest terms the abduction of school children in Nigeria by the armed group, Boko Haram and calls on the kidnappers to release the children without further delay," Zuma said.

Regarding the recent bombing and killing of civilians in Kenya, Zuma said the targeting of unarmed and innocent civilians was deplorable.

On Friday, a bomb attack in a Nairobi market left 10 people dead and scores wounded.

Zuma also called on the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) to work towards peace in their country.

The CAR has seen an ongoing conflict that has claimed thousands of lives of lives in that country.

"We urge all leaders in the CAR to unite the people behind a common vision of peaceful co-existence and national unity," he said.

He called on all parties to co-operate fully with the AU International Support Mission deployed in the CAR.

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lindsay

Khwezi's parents are also saying" bring back our girl" don't you think

2014-05-20 07:37:35.0 | 1 replies
2014-07-30 14:43:46.0 | 0 replies

CB045

Why is Zuma so concerned? Does he not trust his security advisors who installed security features at his Nkandla homestead? Is he the right man to lead South Africa fearlessly through hard times or will he disappear into his maze of underground tunnels to avoid attack. Who will be our Commander in Chief in time of trouble? Who can we trust, the 'enemy'?

2014-05-20 09:12:52.0 | 1 replies

Phuphethakatha

Yes, the enemy. At least we know the enemy's motives...

2014-05-21 14:09:58.0 | 0 replies

nnaena

What about Pierre Korkie who was kidnapped by rebels in Al-Quadar? mxm

2014-05-21 11:56:14.0 | 0 replies

Phuphethakatha

Can't trust Zuma. He secretly sent peoples' sons and daughters to die in CAR, ill-equipped...

2014-05-21 14:12:16.0 | 0 replies

Ndele01

As the greed of the African leaders increases(as has been the case for the 40 years after colonialism) so will the wars in Africa - it will be much worse in years to come. One thing I know, African leaders have shown very little emotion for their people.

2014-06-20 15:02:14.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

Corrupt dictators or armed rebels? This sad continent is between a rock and a hard place.

2014-07-10 09:13:22.0 | 0 replies

phalaphala

ZUMA ALWAYS TALK ABOUT SOMETHING OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA WE HAVE PROBLEMS IN SOUTH AFRICA NO ONE IS HELPING ZUMA TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS,IF NOT WHY NOT

2014-08-14 12:42:37.0 | 0 replies
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