06 August 2020 - NW1616
Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Whether the SA Defence Force military intelligence has found that the mounting Islamist insurgent activities taking place in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, which are also becoming increasingly sophisticated, co-ordinated and militant in nature, may affect Total South Africa’s $23 billion offshore gas project site situated 60 kilometres south of Mocimboa da Praia; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?
1. Defence Intelligence assessment indicates that in the short and medium term the Islamic insurgents activities are expected to continue and extend particularly to areas with gas exploration site.
2. No other details.