New plane for Zuma
Johannesburg - The State is to spend R1.6bn on two new long-range jets for President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, the Sunday Times reported.
The newspaper reported that this was after technical problems on VIP flights had put their lives in danger.
The department of defence confirmed that a tender was out for the purchase of two new business jets for the exclusive used of Zuma and Motlanthe.
Defence spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said as a lead department in the purchase process, defence was weighing several options including whether to lease the aircraft or to buy them outright.