Question NW2970 to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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14 October 2015 - NW2970

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether command and control of the Airforce Base Waterkloof was, in part or in full, transferred to the African Union (AU) during the recent AU summit; if not, why was President Omar Al-Bashir allowed to use the specified Airforce base under the protection of the AU; if so, under what legislative provision was this done; (2) whether the specified Airforce base was utilised to transport any other African head of state in the same period; if not, why was the specified Airforce base only utilised for the transfer of the specified person?


This matter is the subject of ongoing litigation at present.

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