The Democratic Alliance is still not satisfied with the response from Presidency. The DA wrote to National Treasury to determine whether Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni consulted with Minister of Defense and Military Veterance, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in terms of the Defense Act before she and the delegation left South Africa for Zimbabwe.
The ANC promised to pay back R105 000.00 for this trip. The expenses for this trip was over R230 000. President Cyril Ramaphosa asked for a report on this trip and Mapisa-Nqakula was publickly censured by the president and docked several month’s pay. The DA is still not satisfied with the outcome and wants to know what steps Treasury, if any, would take against the minister and the ANC.
Kobus Marais, DA spokesperson, cited with the Defence Act and emphasised that it clearly stated that the defense minister should first consult the minister of finance before allowing conveyance of any person who is not an officer of employee of the State on board a South African Air Force aircraft.
In the two reports submitted by Minister Mapisa-Nqakula to President Cyril Ramaphosa there is no reference of any consultation with the Minister of Finance.