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SADC Mission in the DRC Senior Leadership Conducts Operational Visits

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (SAMIDRC) Force Senior Military Leadership, led by Force Commander Major General Monwabisi Dyakopu, has embarked on a series of operational visits to various contingents and force headquarters units, aiming to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency.

These operational visits serve as crucial feedback mechanisms, enabling the senior leadership to interact directly with troops and provide necessary directives. 

Major General Dyakopu has undertaken numerous visits to assess operational preparedness, garner feedback on the execution of the mission’s mandate in protecting civilians, and identify areas for improvement.

Military readiness is paramount to ensuring the SAMIDRC troops can effectively fulfill their mandate. Beyond training, readiness encompasses adequate supplies, equipment, and efficient logistical support. 

Major General Dyakopu’s visits focus on assessing these aspects, along with overall discipline and operational feedback.

During these visits, the Force Commander engages with both troops and their commanders, fostering coordination between SAMIDRC units and the Democratic Republic of Congo National Army (FARDC). This coordination is vital for effective protection of civilian populations, a core objective of the mission.

The deployment of SAMIDRC was endorsed by the Extraordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in May 2023, in response to the unstable security situation in Eastern DRC. 

Major General Dyakopu reaffirmed SAMIDRC’s commitment to supporting FARDC in restoring peace and stability in the region, highlighting the importance of cooperation between the two forces.

Furthermore, SAMIDRC commanders prioritize implementing effective leadership styles to boost troop morale while monitoring and supervising operations. This emphasis on leadership underscores SAMIDRC’s dedication to achieving its objectives through cohesive and disciplined efforts.

Source: SADC

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