15 June 2020 - NW1042
Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
(1)Whether the military intelligence has found that there is potential for the increasing Islamic insurgent activities currently taking place in Northern Mozambique to spread to neighbouring Southern African Development Community states; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) does the SA National Defence Force have a contingency plan in response to the potential spread into the Republic of the increasing insurgent activities currently taking place in Northern Mozambique; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?
1. Defence Intelligence can confirm that there is an increase of Islamic insurgency activities currently in the province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique and these has the potential to spread to other provinces and neighbouring Southern African Development Community (SADC) states.
2. As the Islamic insurgency activities may affect some SADC states, the regional political and military approach has been recommended and to this effect plans are in place to discuss and concretize the approach.