The South African government has condemned the coup d’etat in Burkina Faso, calling on the military in the West African nation to return to their barracks and restore democracy. The military in Burkina Faso has announced that it has seized power and overthrown President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré .
The South African government strongly rejects unlawful seizure of power by any group, or individual as this reverses democracy and development and retards the realisation of Africa’s aspiration for a better Africa as set out in our Agenda 2063.
The announcement of the military takeover was made on state television by an army officer, who cited the deteriorating security situation for the military takeover – the BBC reported.
Kaboré had faced growing discontent in the country over his failure to stem an Islamist insurgency.
Meanwhile, the continental bloc, the AU has condemned the “coup attempt” in Burkina Faso, calling on the national army and security forces “to ensure the physical integrity of the president” Kaboré and his government.
In a statement issued by the bloc earlier this week, chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat “calls on the national army and security forces of the country to strictly adhere to their republican vocation, namely the defense of the internal and external security of the country.
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