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Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
Picture: Ntswe Mokoena

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi dodged a question on whether he gave permission - as required by lockdown regulations at the time - for ANC officials to travel to Zimbabwe on Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's controversial SA Air Force (SAAF) flight.

In September, Mapisa-Nqakula took a trip to Harare on which she ferried civilians, who all happen to be ANC officials, Ace Magashule, Tony Yengeni, Nomvula Mokonyane, Enoch Godongwana and Dakota Legoete, aboard an SAAF jet.

Two days before the flight, Mapisa-Nqakula organised a meeting with her Zimbabwean counterpart, which happened to be on the same date the ANC delegation were to meet with Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF.

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