Zimbabwean shot in S.Sudan, flown to Kampala


Johannaz Nzua 36, a Zimbabwean and Rachael Abuoi 40, a South Sudanese national were last week shot in South Sudan in the increased ambushes.

The duo are all employees of Mine Advisory Group [MAG].

MAG helps people to be safe from landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), free from danger, free from fear.

They find and remove unexploded landmines and UXO from land and destroying them, thus enabling communities to grow more food and make a better living, access better health services, and know that their children can walk to school in safety.

MAG has found and destroyed more than 700 landmines and unexploded items per day – day in day out – for 25 years.

That’s 5,000 items each and every week for a quarter of a century.

MAG’s staff Nzua and Aboui were later flown to the Ugandan capital Kampala in a UN plane for treatment.

They were later admitted at Kampala International Hospital.

More shootings and ambushes

On Wednesday morning, armed men ambushed and shot at a Somali driver Abdul Hassan, 28 along Pageri village in Magwi County while he was fleeing South Sudan capital Juba.

Hassan, according to media reports, was shot in both thighs by the assailants but drove through the ambush up to Nimule town where he was brought to Elegu Border point for medical treatment.

Mwonge Peter, a Kenyan who was alos shot in the Back at Aruu Junction Magwi county and Emiru Peter, a resident of Kaberamaido district who was also shot in the right foot all at in Aruu Junction on Tuesday evening.

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