Air base cancels air and wheels show ‘to avoid repeat of Guptagate’

2013-11-27 00:00

BECAUSE officers at the Ysterplaat air base do not want a repeat of “Guptagate” at the Waterkloof air base, they yesterday cancelled next weekend’s air and wheels show.

Contractors in Cape Town are now considering legal steps after they have already spent thousands of rands on the biennial show, one contractor told sister paper Beeld.

The reason given for the short notice cancellation was that the air force is worried about another debacle about an air base being used for private profit.

According to the show’s website, it is, however, a non-profit organisation with the aim to provide family entertainment with the focus on aeronautics.

The air force had not commented at the time of going to print.

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