JOHANNESBURG: The 19 alleged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels arrested in South Africa were to get training to oust President Joseph Kabila’s government, the prosecution said yesterday.
It said there was no indication at this stage that the group had any links to the M23 rebels who have been fighting the DRC government.
The grouping’s objective was to receive specialised military related training to overthrow the current DRC government, National Prosecution Authority spokesman Makhosini Nkosi said in a statement.
An elite police unit made the arrests in a dawn raid Tuesday on their base in a remote northern area of the country.
Further arrests are likely, but no South African nationals are thought to be involved.