Tag Archives | Minister of Defence

DA calls for Minister to appear before JSCD over VVIP jet

The DA has on several occasions written to the Chairpersons of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence to instruct the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to appear before the Committee this term for a briefing on the situation regarding the presidential jet, Inkwazi. Despite these repeated calls for the committee to act,…

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President Zuma must denounce new jet today in Parliament

I have received notice from the Speaker of the National Assembly that the DA’s request for an urgent question to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, on the matter of the new presidential jet has been denied. This underscores the need for President Zuma to address this issue in an Executive statement…

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Minister of Defence must tell us if Zuma knew about R4 billion jet

The request by the Department of Defence to Armscor to procure a new presidential jet is both irrational and irresponsible. The South African fiscus is already under immense strain and a number of departments, including Higher Education, remain grossly underfunded. There is no justification for spending up to R4 billion on a luxury plane for…

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