The United Nations has instituted an investigation into an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week that left seven peacekeepers dead.

UN Resident Coordinator for-Malawi Ms. Maria Jose Torres Macho
UN Resident Coordinator for-Malawi Ms. Maria Jose Torres Macho

UN Resident Coordinator, Marie Jose Torres made the announcement in Lilongwe on Wednesday when welcoming the remains of six Malawi Defense Force (MDF) soldiers that were killed in a military operation against rebels in DRC.

In his remarks, President Peter Mutharika said the soldiers died for a good cause of ensuring peace in Africa.

During the solemn occasion, a Tanzanian soldier sent a tribute to late Private Chancy Chitete who he said died while trying to save his life.

 

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