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Johannesburg - A soldier has been killed during an operation in the Kruger National Park, the SA National Defence Force said on Monday.
Private Thabiso Zulu, of Regiment East Rand, was deployed on Sunday with 2 SA Infantry Battalion.
“(He) was allegedly involved in a fatal shooting incident whilst on duty during Operation Corona in the Kruger National Park,” said Brig-Gen Xolani Mabanga.
A board of inquiry had been convened to investigate the shooting incident, he said.
Mabanga declined to comment on circumstances surrounding Zulu's death. He said further information would be released once the investigation had been completed.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Ngqakula expressed condolences to the soldier's relatives.