SANDF members facing charges relating to th e landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base
The landing of the private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base sparked widespread criticism and several investigations were launched as a result.
The trial date of the SA National De fence Force (SANDF) members facing charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has not yet been set.
Three SANDF members – Lieutenant Colonel Christo Van Zyl, Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson and Warrant Officer Thabo Ntshisi appeared in the military court inside the Thaba Tshwane military base in Pretoria on Tuesday. It is still unclear at this stage as to whether or not the fourth accused, Colonel Nomsa Khumalo, would also appear.
Democratic Alliance parli amentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has asked Parliament to investigate President Jacob Zuma’s involvement and conduct in the scandal and it was reported in an affidavit that President Jacob Zuma was “aware of the plan and had personally asked about progress” .
In June, eight of the eleven Tshwane metro police officers accused of providing unofficial security for the Gupta wedding guests pleaded guilty at an internal disciplinary hearing by the city.
A government investigation exonerated President Jacob Zuma and his ministers, and found the landing was the result of "collusion by officials".
Date: 30th October 2013
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