South African Airways ordered seventeen (18 ?) Junkers Ju.86's as airliners. When war was declared the civil Ju.86's were taken over by the SAAF, pressed into service firstly with 32 Coastal Flight and then 12 Squadron. 12 Sqn was sent to East Africa.
Republic of South Africa | Airlines > South African Airways
Junkers Ju.86 | ZS-ALN