We told our protectors to stand back - Minister Gungubele details hostage situation with military vets

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Police swoop in after disgruntled military veterans took two ministers and a deputy minister hostage. (Jeff Wicks, News24)
Police swoop in after disgruntled military veterans took two ministers and a deputy minister hostage. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele said he and Defence Minister Thandi Modise had advised their protectors not to do anything when they were taken hostage on Thursday night because it could have exacerbated an already volatile situation.

A group of disgruntled military veterans took Gungubele, Modise and Deputy Defence Minister Thabang Makwetla hostage at the St George's Hotel in Irene, Pretoria.

READ | War vets hold Defence Minister Thandi Modise hostage

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