Obituary

Maj Gen Mike Fryer: Top SA cop turned UN peacekeeper

Leader of peace force in Darfur made headlines by highlighting scourge of rape in Sudan conflict

28 July 2019 - 00:00 By Chris Barron

Maj Gen Mike Fryer, who has died in Centurion at the age of 63, was a former assistant commissioner of the South African Police Service (Saps) who led the first UN-AU peacekeeping force in Darfur, in Western Sudan, from 2007 to 2010.

The New York Times called the job “a peacekeeper’s nightmare”...

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