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Renegade soldiers face arrest - police

By unknown | Jan 18, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

Police have warned the renegade soldiers camping in northern KwaZulu-Natal that their action is illegal and that they could soon be arrested.

The more than 200 former MK, self-defence units, self-protection units and Apla members have been camping in bushes on privately owned land at Eshowe and Mahlabathini in northern Zululand for the past two years. They are demanding full integration into the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

The mostly male group, clad in full army camouflage, call themselves members of the South African Un-integrated Forces Union.

They made headlines when they invaded a Pongola farm two years ago, protesting their non-inclusion into the SANDF.

At the time they said they were on their way to Mozambique and Swaziland for military training.

Yesterday KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Director Phindile Hadebe said they were concerned that the men were still camping out in the bushes.


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