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A new Rooivalk armed helicopter made by Denel. (File AFP)
A new Rooivalk armed helicopter made by Denel. (File AFP)

Cape Town - Denel Asia's problems mounted on Monday after it emerged that it had not applied for a permit to the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said

"The NCACC would appreciate any evidence or information relating to such an application as this would aid the committee to investigate the matter conclusively," Radebe said, according to a written reply to a parliamentary question. 

The formation of a joint venture between Denel and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and Rajesh Gupta's VR Laser was announced with much fanfare in January.

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