Zuma pledges S. Africa troops will pull out of C.Africa: Chad leader

S. African soldiers attend a memorial service in Pretoria on April 2, 2013, for those who died in a battle with rebels.  By Stephane de Sakutin (AFP/File)

S. African soldiers attend a memorial service in Pretoria on April 2, 2013, for those who died in a battle with rebels. By Stephane de Sakutin (AFP/File)






N’DJAMENA (AFP) – South African troops will pull out of the Central African Republic, President Jacob Zuma told a regional summit on the post-coup crisis on Wednesday.

“President Zuma has decided to withdraw the South African forces which are deployed in Bangui,” Chadian President Idriss Deby said, adding that Zuma was ready to provide troops in the future if necessary. Zuma had faced prickly questions over the presence of his troops, 13 of whom were killed in the bloody battle for the capital, Bangui.


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