Pink slippers land colonel in hot water

2012-05-04 11:10
Ruth Ndayi

Ruth Ndayi

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Pretoria - The air force is taking disciplinary steps against a colonel who was photographed shopping during lunch hour while wearing full uniform – and bright pink slippers.

Lieutenant Colonel Ruth Ndayi was seen shopping in Brooklyn mall in the slippers last Wednesday, reported Beeld.

She was supposed to appear before the air force chief, Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano on Thursday, but arrived an hour early and did not return at the scheduled time.

She will now face further disciplinary charges.

Ndayi is an information officer in the army’s department for joint operations in Pretoria.

The photograph was taken by a colleague and sent to the air force for comment. It was then spread on the internet, provoking widespread shock and condemnation from military personnel.

South African Defence Union national secretary advocate Pikkie Greeff said it was unacceptable that a soldier made a laughing stock of the whole army with such undisciplined behaviour.
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