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Zim junket: Presidency only approved Mapisa-Nqakula's trip after she had returned to country

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Deaan Vivier, Netwerk24

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula only sought President Cyril Ramaphosa's approval for the controversial trip to Zimbabwe on which she "ferried" ANC officials in an air force jet a day before she left, while the Ministerial Handbook requires approval two weeks before departure.

This – and other oddities with the timelines – are contained in one of the reports Mapisa-Nqakula provided to Ramaphosa about the trip. The Presidency released it on Wednesday.

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