South Africa Oposition: The M23 are hardened soldiers used to extreme and bloody fighting.

vaillants militaires du m23 qui ne recule jamais devant l’adversaire.

Les vaillants militaires du m23 qui ne recule jamais devant l’adversaire.

SANDF spokesman Brigadier-General Xolani Mabanga last night confirmed the defence force was awaiting instructions from the government on the deployment of additional forces to the DRC.

Mabanga said when the situation in the eastern DRC had deteriorated earlier this year, several SADC meetings were held and it was decided that an intervention force was needed.

Military analyst Helmoed Heitman said last night the principle of sending additional forces to the DRC made sense.

”The forces currently there are too weak. But what is concerning is where the air support, air reconnaissance and attack aircraft will come from. We can do this for the short term, but not for the long term. We do not have the necessary logistical airlift capabilities . We simply have no grasp of strategy in this country. We desperately need to come to grips with what we are trying to do and why,” he said.

SANDU general secretary Pikkie Greeff said, in principle, the union had no problem with the troops going to the DRC as long as there was a proper mandate and they had the necessary logistical support.

The concern was where the troops would come from, he said.

“The M23 are hardened soldiers used to extreme and bloody fighting. Our concern is that a number of our battalions are not at full strength, which will make this mission very difficult and potentially deadly.” Read More at Times live

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  1. A TRIBUTE TO COMMANDANTE (Laurent Nkunda)

    COMMANDANTE, THEY SAY
    “NO CHANCE, NO DESTINY, NO FATE, CAN HINDER THE FIRM RESOLVE OF A DETERMINED SOUL”
    THROUGH SPACE AND TIME ALWAYS ANOTHER BATTLE,
    BUNAGANA,RUTSHURU,RUMANGABO,SAKE AND GOMA ALIKE
    WONDERING WHERE YOU ARE, LOST WITHOUT YOU
    BEING APART AIN’T EASY ON THESE BATTLE FIELDS
    BLESSED WE WERE TO LEARN FROM YOU
    WE’RE FOREVER YOURS, COMMANDANTE

    BORN A WARRIOR ON KIVU’S PLAINS
    GOLD I’D PAY TO SEE HIM AGAIN
    HIS INCARCERATION I’D SAY LEFT US IN PAIN
    COMMANDANTE IN CHAINS,
    COMMANDANTE FOREVER, CEASING NEVER
    OVER US ALL TO REIGN

    AND NOW THERE’S JUST AN EMPTY SPACE
    AND IT CAN’T BE THAT WARM WHERE YOU ARE, NEAR OR FAR
    COMMANDANTE, IS THERE A MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO GIVE?
    COMMANDANTE, CAN YOU SEE OUR MOUNTAINS WHERE YOU ARE?
    COMMANDANTE, CAN YOU HEAR THE SULTAN’S WAR DRUMS WHERE YOU ARE?

    WHAT’S THAT SOUND? WHAT’S THAT DREADFUL RUMBLE?
    DO I HEAR WHAT I THINK I’M HEARING?
    WON’T SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT I HEAR?
    IN THE DISTANCE THAT ROARING NOISE
    THAT POUNDING THUNDER AND BLINDING LIGHT
    COMMANDANTE, IT’S THE AWAKING OF THE SULTAN
    COMMANDANTE, IT’S THE ARRIVAL OF HIS FIGHTERS
    COMMANDANTE, IT’S THE ARMY OF MEN KNOCKING ON GOMA’S GATES
    BEING APART THIS 20TH NOVEMBER
    YOU AND I HAVE REASON TO REMEMBER

    NEAR OR FAR, A THRILL OF HOPE THE WEARY REFUGEES AWAIT THE COMMANDANTE
    NEAR OR FAR, IT’S ONLY LOVE THAT KEEPS THEM HANGING ON,
    TIL THE BATTLE IN THEIR HEARTS IS WON
    TIL YOUR RETURN THEN THE SOUL FEELS ITS WORTH
    TIL THEIR HOMECOMING THEN THE FIGHT FEELS ITS WORTH

    GOD BLESS THE M23, RAISE UP HER SPIRITS DURING THESE TRYING TIMES
    RAISE UP HER SPIRITS, HEAR OUR PAYERS AND BLESS US.
    BLESS THE SULTAN, BLESS COMMANDANTE, BLESS ALSO THE CADRES AND FIGHTERS,
    THAT THEY MAY CARRY ON THE STRUGGLE WITH COURAGE, DETERMINATION AND HOPE.
    BLESS OUR EFFORTS TO UNITE AND LIFT OURSELVES UP AS WE RISE SLOWLY TO AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
    COME SPIRIT, DESCEND SPIRIT
    COME HOLY SPIRIT

    COMMANDANTE THIS STORY, THIS POEM IS OUR TESTAMENT AND OUR TRIBUTE TO YOU……

    Infura Zanyu

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