Monday, August 23, 2010

Defence Force loses rocket launchers, rifles and mortars

Chantall Presence | 5 Hours Ago

Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Monday revealed that six rocket launchers were among the weapons to have gone missing from the Defence Force over the last year.

Sisulu replied in writing to a parliamentary question from a Freedom Front Plus (FFP) MP who has called into question measures to secure weaponry in the military arsenal.

Sisulu said that 20 rifles and five nine millimetre rifles have also disappeared and an additional five mortars were reported missing last year

In spite of this, Sisulu said all physical measures have been taken to secure weapons.

FFP MP Pieter Groenewald was not convinced and blamed the weapon losses on poor management and control in the army.

(Edited by Lisa Bartlett)

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Comments by Sonny

Could this be one of the reasons why minister Sisulu has been stalling the

parliamentary committee?

This could just be the 'tip of the iceberg!'

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