A South African National Defence Force soldier, who was deployed as part of a peacekeeping mission, was shot dead in a friendly fire incident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday morning. News24 quotes spokesperson Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobozi as saying that details around the incident were still sketchy but that a board of inquiry had been convened to investigate it. The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, her deputy, the Secretary for Defence, and SANDF chief General Rudzani Maphwanya have extended their condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the dead soldier.