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Sisulu commits to defence industry, on stilettos

2012-03-22 14:42

Pretoria - The government is committed to supporting growth in the defence industry, Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Thursday.

"As a principle, every official of the department has a duty to promote the South African defence industry on all their visits abroad," she told the fifth annual Defence Industry Day in Pretoria.

"To this end, we have in the last few months successfully assisted the industry to either secure contracts or access markets in countries like Ecuador, Uganda, Benin, Botswana and South Sudan."

Sisulu cautioned the sector to consistently abide with laws and regulations relating to the production and sale of weapons.

"For as long as you operate within the frameworks of the law, be assured that I am on your side and readily perched on my stilettos to be of assistance," said Sisulu.

"Your job is to ensure full co-operation with the law. With that, I am certain we can achieve far greater benefits, create jobs and keep the defence forces supplied with quality products."

She appealed to the industry to prioritise national interests in the supply of armaments to its numerous clients.

"Prioritise us, prioritise us," she said.

The minister was taken on a tour of an exhibition of armaments and military vehicles displayed by several industries.

Comments
  • djmain1 - 2012-03-22 14:54

    This woman is the epitome of cANCer arrogance! Don't have the time of day for her. Phansi cANCer, phansi!!

      Kobus - 2012-03-22 15:19

      Amen. Hope she breaks a heal and comes down to earth a bit ;)

  • Willem - 2012-03-22 15:07

    She and her brother only have positions because of they are family of Walter Sisulu

  • NrGx - 2012-03-22 15:16

    so by her statements she, and the defense force, will appose any unlawful behavior. so by all intense and purposes, there should be a military coup against the anc. But she wont consider this, why..... because she is in bed with anc and just as corrupt. Try pull the blanket on someone else dis-honorable minister!

      Hugo - 2012-03-22 15:44

      huh??

  • Adam - 2012-03-22 15:22

    Who woke her up??

  • Dennis - 2012-03-22 15:26

    This itch with a B is probably worse than winnie was in her heyday !! Thicker than two short pine planks glued together !!

      Hugo - 2012-03-22 15:46

      Winnie did some pretty brutal things in her hey days.I think you should be careful what you say because you may be liable for a lawsuit.Lindi never murdured anyone.Watch it.It is easy to track people down this days.

  • Hugo - 2012-03-22 15:43

    go for it my leader,and beautiful stilletos you have

  • zaatheist - 2012-03-22 15:45

    Ja Ja! And there are all those lekker bribes and backhanders floating around the defence contracts.

  • ruandacoe - 2012-03-22 18:52

    Probably the most arrogant and incompetent minister of all!!

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