Question NW1774 to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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12 July 2023 - NW1774

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Khoza, Mr AV to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) In which region and/or country, other than the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique, has the Republic deployed soldiers, (b)(i) what total number of soldiers and (ii) at what total cost and (c) what total number of fatalities has the SA National Defence Force suffered on the missions to date?


(a) The countries where the SANDF soldiers have been deployed in the past years are Lesotho, Burundi, Mozambique and Sudan.(b) Total number of:

(i) Soldiers deployed

a. Lesotho – 465

b. Burundi – 1 200

c. Sudan – 820

(ii) Costs incurred (period FY2000/01 to date) – Rb 5 325 961.

(c) Total number of fatalities the SANDF incurred during Peace Support Operations (PSO) deployments in 55. The fatalities incurred include personnel losses due to combat situations, illness, as well as vehicle accidents.