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Air force chief to brief Parliament

2012-03-08 07:40

Cape Town - Air force chief Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano is expected to brief the joint standing committee on defence in Parliament on Thursday about problems facing the SA Air Force (SAAF).

He would also present a report back to the committee on progress made in resolving these issues.

The issues could include a possible fuel shortage.

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) reportedly owes R26m to its fuel supplier KwaZulu-Natal Oils.

SANDF's operational needs could be affected by the resultant fuel shortages.

The problem has reportedly such critical proportions that the defence department requested the Treasury to intervene.

Comments
  • tom.vorster - 2012-03-08 08:06

    Yup, hang the General out to dry because his arm of the SANDF is the personal transport service of the fatcats. Where is the Chief of the SANDF (who is the Chief of the SANDF)?

      Herman - 2012-03-08 08:29

      @ Skuiter, ek dink dis wat PaasHaas bedoel, lees weer wat hy geskryf het.

      tom.vorster - 2012-03-08 08:32

      Skuiter, thats exactly my point. They are too petrified to put one of the other jumped up illiterate "liberation struggle" generals out in front of Parliament. PS - appreciate the insults :)

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-03-08 08:09

    Oh! Do we have an Airforce?

      Johan - 2012-03-08 08:17

      Yes we have an Airforce with many nexpensive aircraft and nobody qualified tofly them lol

      Skuiter - 2012-03-08 08:31

      yes, we actually have one, the functioning bits are run by the ex sadf members and non funtioning part by post 94 folks. Join the dots.

  • Herman - 2012-03-08 08:09

    And the problem starts with...........all the planes needed to transport our competent and caring prez around the globe

  • MSGRule - 2012-03-08 08:29

    Ja jong.....we bought those planes with arms deal. The ariforce does not fly them cayuse they are too expensive and there is no fuel. But when a minister wants to ride in the aeroplane then all is done. Government milking itself to death...and now the chief must go beg them for help and tell them how bad things are.

  • Derk - 2012-03-08 08:31

    only 26 million?

  • gembleton1 - 2012-03-08 09:38

    Why the General being is held responsible should our Minster of defence Ms Lindiwe Sisulu not be responsible for this, or is she doing what she always douse, and not reporting back.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-03-08 10:26

    Some seriously bitter people on here.

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