Reply by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans L Sisulu on questions posed in the National Assembly for written reply
7 Oct 2009
Question No 1247
Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
1. Whether a board of inquiry will be established to investigate the unscheduled landing of a plane carrying the Deputy President in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); if not, why not; if so, when will this board (a) be constituted and (b) report on its findings;
2. Whether this incident will change South African National Defence Force (SANDF) operating procedures with regard to using Bangui as a refuelling stop; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
1. A board of enquiry was convened on 15 September 2009 and the findings will be reported on as soon as the Board of Inquiry is finalised on 16 October 2009.
2. Using Bangui as a refuelling stop will depend on the findings and recommendations made by the Board after its completion.
Issued by: Department of Defence and Military Veterans
7 October 2009
Issued by: Department of Defence
7 Oct 2009
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