Namibia condemns the killing of Tanzanian peacekeepers in DRC

The government of Namibia has learned with deep horror and revulsion, of the wanton killing of United Nations peacekeepers of the Tanzanian contingent serving with the United Nations peacekeepers force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Monusco, on 7 December, 2017.

The government of Namibia unreservedly condemns this contemptible act of atrocity committed against the peacekeepers. The government of Namibia wishes to extend its sympathy and fraternal solidarity to the government and the sisterly people of the united republic of Tanzania over this act of dastardly violence perpetrated against those whose mission is to help the government of the DRC restore peace and security to that country and its long-suffering people.

The government of Namibia also extends condolences to the bereaved families of the gallant peacekeepers who made supreme sacrifice in the course of peace and to wish the wounded peacekeepers speedy recovery.

The government of Namibia calls on Monusco to provide all the necessary assistance and support to the Congolese national army to pursue and bring to justice those responsible for this barbaric act of unprovoked aggressions against the peacekeepers.


Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah

Deputy prime minister and minister of international relations and cooperation