Tag Archives | Russia

Ramaphosa must explain appointment of Mabuza as envoy to Russia

The DA notes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Deputy President, David Mabuza, as his special envoy to Russia. With this appointment, it appears Ramaphosa is following former President Jacob Zuma’s lead after he appointed former Energy and Intelligence Minister David Mahlobo as his liaison to Russia. That culminated in the revamping of the Integrated Resource…

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Nuke deal: DA to request SCOPA probe on appointment of Russian-linked consultants

The DA will be requesting our colleagues in the Standing Committee on Public Appropriations (SCOPA) to call for an investigation into the appointment of a Russian-linked company, WorleyParsons, without public consultation, especially in light of the adamant denials by the Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Peterrsson, that the Russians have not been secretively awarded the nuclear…

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We need answers on the millions wasted on President Jacob Zuma’s trip to Russia

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, owes the public some answers about the scandal surrounding the millions of Rands wasted on flights for President Jacob Zuma during his recent visit to Russia. The presidential Boeing Business Jet (“Inkwazi”) reportedly developed a minor technical problem that would have required an additional fuel stop…

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Zuma conceals cost of Russian trips

President Zuma has today blatantly refused to answer a question on the cost of his recent trips to Russia. In a reply to a written question I asked about the cost of his trips to Russia, President Zuma simply states that “Costs related to the visits would be included in The Presidency’s budgets for the…

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