DA wants answers from Mapisa-Nqakula

2014-11-10 16:19
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (File: AFP)

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (File: AFP)

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Cape Town - The DA wants National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to order Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to answer questions on SANDF chief Solly Shoke's travel expenses.

This follows the minister failing to answer a parliamentary question relating to the travel expenses on time.

"The questions probed, inter alia, possible excessive expenditure on General Shoke’s trip to attend the Defence Service Asia Exhibition in Malaysia between 12 April 2014 and 18 April 2014, and excessive expenditure on General Solly Shoke’s international travel between 2011 and 2014," DA MP David Maynier said on Monday.

"The minister’s failure to reply is a clear breach of National Assembly Rule 114, which required her to provide written replies by 12:00 on Thursday 6 November 2014."

The question stems from allegations that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) spent R100 000 on a first-class flight for Shoke to attend the exhibition.

"General Solly Shoke should be leading belt-tightening measures in the defence force. However, all the evidence suggests that he is resisting belt-tightening measures in the defence force," Maynier said.

"In the end, it's simply wrong, for General Solly Shoke to spend a fortune in international travel when ordinary soldiers, serving on the frontline, do not have the equipment they require to properly execute their mission because of budget constraints."

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