12 July 2023 - NW2284
Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
(1) What are the details of the outcomes of the Second Board of Inquiry established to inquire into the non payment of the 815 members from the Umzimvubu Regiment who reported for training and deployment as part of Operation Prosper in response to the 2021 civil uprisings; (2) Whether the specified 815 reserve force and regimental members have received the remuneration due to them for the period that they were at their base; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?
1. The Board of Inquiry (BOI) on Umzimvubu Regiment is with C SANDF’s legal office for review and assessment on the recommendations made by C Army, details of which can only be divulged on the conclusion of the review process.
2. The members have not yet been paid because the BOI is still with C SANDF’s legal office for a review process, which will give guidance as to future administrative actions to be implemented, including payment to deserving members.