Follow us on:   

Deposed CAR president to reach S Africa- Reports
June 5, 2013, 9:52 am

[AP]

Bozize reportedly sought shelter in Cameroon after the coup and later went to Nairobi [AP]

Deposed president of the Central African Republic (CAR) Francois Bozize is expected in South Africa shortly, Eyewitness News reported on Tuesday.

There is no indication exactly when he is expected to arrive or what his agenda will be in South Africa.

Bozize was ousted after rebels took over Bangui in a coup in March, the capital of the CAR.

Just days before he was ousted, Bozize was last seen on South African soil, said the local media report.

South Africa has supported the government led by Bozize with the deployment of about 200 peacekeeping troops in the war-torn country.

South Africa had provided the CAR’s army with an array of military training, from infantry, artillery and special forces training to logistics and driving courses, as well as the refurbishment of military infrastructure in Bouar and Bangui.

Thirteen South African soldiers died in March while fighting alongside with Bozize troops outside Bangui when rebels made the final push to the capital, forcing Bozize into exile.

The deaths prompted South Africa to withdraw its troops in April.

Bozize reportedly sought shelter in Cameroon after the coup and later went to Nairobi.

Xinhua

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Anti-Spam * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.