Sudan: Zuma wants South African troops pulled out

South African President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday he has terminated the employment of members of the South African National Defence (SANDF) in Darfur, Sudan.

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South African President Jacob Zuma addresses a media briefing after meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)
South African President Jacob Zuma addresses a media briefing after meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

JACOB ZUMA
JACOB ZUMA
The termination will take effect from April 1, the president said.

Zuma thanked all members of the SANDF for their participation in bringing peace in Darfur.

South Africa sent peacekeeping troops to Darfur in 2008 as part of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

Zuma ordered the withdrawl of SA troops from Sudan after peace was restored to the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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