Sudan Military Expels South Africa Ambassador

Sudan military coup leaders have expelled the ambassadors to South Africa, Turkey, and the UAE.

Aljazeera on Saturday morning reported that the military chief had “relieved” the ambassadors of their positions.

At least six other ambassadors, including the envoys to the US, European Union, and France, were expelled after they condemned the military’s takeover of the country.

The UN has also condemned the removal of the transitional government of Prime Minister Abddalla Hamdok, whose whereabouts remain a subject of speculation since he was led away by soldiers days ago.

As many as nine people have died in protests since the military seized power earlier this week.

South Africa joined the US in condemning the coup and calling for the restoration of the transition authority that included civilians.

Earlier this month, South Africa’s deputy ambassador to Sudan, Zabantu Ngcobo was investigated for allegedly hiring the embassy driver and his accomplice to kill an intelligence officer.

Ngcobo, whose husband was also being probed in the alleged murder plot, was acting ambassador.

South African authorities are yet to comment.