ANC accused of abusing state resources after using military plane for Zim trio

South Africa

Johannesburg – There are calls for an independent investigation into the African National Congress (ANC)’s use of a military jet for its latest trip to Zimbabwe.

The party has been accused of abusing state resources after its delegation touched down in Harare this week on a South African Air Force jet for a planned meeting with Zanu-PF.

A spokesperson in the defence ministry is quoted as saying that the ANC meeting in the neighbouring country “happened” to coincide with Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s plans to travel to Zimbabwe, so she gave her colleagues a lift.

The Department of Defence said that using state resources for party politics did not happen often and admitted that it had never happened before.

Wayne Duvenage of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse is demanding answers.

“What is the motivation behind Ace Magashule and party NEC members being on a state visit funded by state money to Zimbabwe? We need the answers to these questions,” Duvenage said.

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