n Conflict Trends - Deployment of SANDF to Burundi

Volume 2001, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


On 26 October 2001, the South African and Burundian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Pretoria, which paved the way for the Department of Defence to deploy SA National Defence Force (SANDF) troops to Burundi. On the morning of Sunday, 28 October 2001, the first group of about 234 troops left the Waterkloof Air Force Base under the command of Brigadier-General Steven Kobe, general commanding officer of the 43rd South African Brigade. Later the same day they arrived in Burundi's lakeside capital, Bujumbura.

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