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Violence in CAR a concern for Zuma

 

The latest slates of violence in the Central African Republic have become so bad that Pretoria has been forced to do something about them.

According to News24, President Jacob Zuma sent minister of Defence and Military Veterans uMinister Nosiviwe Mapisa- Nqakula, ayocava the situation at the venue, spokesperson Clayson Monyela said in a statement.

"South Africa condemns the continued attacks on several towns perpetrated by the coalition of armed groups, which undermine the Libreville comprehensive peace agreement and threaten the civilian population, as well as the stability of the Central African Republic."

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Monyela went on to say that uMzansi Afrika demands that the armed groups stop advancing on Bangui, cease hostilities and withdraw from captured cities.

"We call on all parties to refrain from any acts of violence against civilians and to respect human rights.” News24 reported him saying.

The move was part of South Africa's contribution to efforts to bring about peace and stability in the CAR.

SA called for constructive political dialogue and welcomed CAR President Francois Bozize's intention to achieve a negotiated solution, Monyela added.

 

 

 

By Siphiwo Nkonki

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