As the crisis in Mozambique worsens, the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has deployed forces to repatriate South Africans.
After reported rumors that one South African died in an assault on the town of Palma, South Africa agreed to send troops to Mozambique.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said troops were in Cabo Delgado attempting to rescue the country’s people, according to eNCA.
SADC has yet to react to the war in Mozambique, despite Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s assurances that the southern African regional body will function adequately to defend the country’s sovereignty.
Masisi made the comments following a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the State House in Harare on Wednesday. Sadc will react in a constructive way to maintain that the dignity and integrity of one of our own is never jeopardized by dissenting, insurgent, or non-state actors who threaten the good institutional of peace and prosperity, he said.
SADC has been chastised for delaying action in the member country amid warnings of hundreds of deaths and thousands of displaced people.