DA wants Ramaphosa to release Mapisa-Nqakula's report

DA wants Ramaphosa to release Mapisa-Nqakula's report

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants President Cyril Ramaphaosa to release the report on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) flight to Zimbabwe - on which ANC leaders hitched a ride.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula  on SANDf and death of Alex man

Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula last week flew to Harare on an Air Force jet to meet with her Zimbabwean counterpart.

An ANC delegation led by Secretary-General, Ace Magashule also travelled with her, but they were on their way to meet with the ruling ZANU-PF to discuss recent developments in human rights violations.

ANC NEC member, Lindiwe Zulu who was on the flight - last week defended the trip - saying it was of national importance.

Mapisa-Nqakula has handed in her report to Ramaphosa - after he gave her 48 hours to do so. 

The DA says it was a flagrant abuse of state resources by members of a political party.

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Shadow Minister on Defence, Kobus Marais says the report can't be allowed to gather dust on Ramaphosa's desk in an attempt to make South Africans forget.

"We want to see action being taken against those that were on this jet. South Africans need to see justice done against this brazen flouting of lockdown regulations and abuse of state resources. 

"Too many times under Ramaphosa’s presidency have we witnessed those implicated in wrongdoing getting a slap on the wrist at worst.

"There can be no justification for ordinary citizens facing criminal records for misdemeanour violations of nonsensical regulations while these ANC members are potentially getting off scot-free after gallivanting abroad on political party business using a State resources and without following the regulations as decreed by the extended National State of Disaster."

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