FLEC Admits Killing the Wrong Guys

HopeTracker | Rodrigues Mingas, secretary general of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) has expressed his condolences to the Togo football team for attacking their bus by mistake, killing three people so far. Eight more people remain hospitalized, with South African doctors deciding to leave bullet fragments in the stomach of Togo goalkeeper Kodjovi (Dodji) Obilale.

In fact, his fighters meant to attack security guards as the convoy passed through the Angolan province of Cabinda, which sits wholly inside Congo.

“This attack was not aimed at the Togolese players but at the Angolan forces at the head of the convoy,” Mingas told France 24 television. “So it was pure chance that the gunfire hit the players. We don’t have anything to do with the Togolese and we present our condolences to the African families and the Togo government. We are fighting for the total liberation of Cabinda.” via Guardian UK

Togo were summoned home after Friday’s attack on their team bus, which left three people dead and eight hospitalized. Photo via Reuters/Noel KokouConcern is growing about the safety of both athletes and spectators at this year’s World Cup games in South Africa. We will post shortly our thoughts on TIME’s focus this week on sex slavery and the stealing of young girls to sexually service athletes and fans during the games.

With prostitution legal in Germany, sex slavery was a problem during the last World Cup Games and is expected to be worse this year in South Africa.

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