The African National Congress (ANC) is set to pay for the trip that the political party’s delegation took to Harare, Zimbabwe. The delegation travelled to the neighbouring country with a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) air force jet.
This was after President Cyril Ramaphosa required Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to provide a detailed report to explain the circumstances that led to the trip with the air force jet.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said in a statement that they (ANC delegation) are currently in quarantine in line with the country’s lockdown regulations.
He was quoted: “We travelled in an unusual manner and profusely humble ourselves where we went wrong during the lockdown and will reimburse the government for the costs incurred on behalf of our delegation.”
However, this is after the reports which was sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa this morning from defence minister.
With the DA, calling for Ramaphosa to publicly publish the report for the sake of transparency. Although, the ANC resolute to pay back money for using state Air Force.
This was a call call supported by Julius Malema that ANC should just get invoice and pay back the money for using Air Force to Zimbabwe for organizational purpose.
BY Bongekile Khumalo