Om ‘n stelling te maak dat die swart ras nie instaat is om ‘n land, (enige land) tot Eerste Wêreld standaard op te bou en instand te hou nie, word telkens kategories deur hulle ontken en as beledigend ervaar. Indien jy dan nog verder gaan en sê dat hulle nie eens instaat is om ‘n gevestigde Eerste Wêreldstaat wat hulle op ‘n skinkbord ontvang het, net instand te hou nie, maak dit van jou onmiddellik ‘n “supremacist” en wit rassis!
Om te verteer wat die “Minister” van Verdediging, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Dinsdag kwytgeraak het, is egter in enige geselskap ‘n pynlike ervaring, wat reflekteer op nugter denke maar vergeeflik is omdat sy moontlik net vergeet het dat apartheid dalk, waarskynlik, miskien of moontlik daarvoor verantwoordelik was. Indien apartheid nie in hierdie geval betrokke was nie, is die bo-vermelde stellings waarskynlik albei bevestig deur die “minister”. Eish! Viva! Amandla!
Exiting pilots 'stole' Air Force planes – minister
Jenni Evans | 23 February, 2016 19:35
"Sometimes these young people train and they run short of flying hours before they can get their wings," explained Mapisa-Nqakula. "We can't give them those flying hours because there are no aircraft," she said. File photo
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Some of the South African Air Force's (SAAF) planes were stolen and put in museums, which is why there were not enough planes for pilots to get their wings, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday.
"We have a problem," she said in response to a question to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on why SAAF pilots were being sent to Russia and Cuba to train.
"Sometimes these young people train and they run short of flying hours before they can get their wings," explained Mapisa-Nqakula. "We can't give them those flying hours because there are no aircraft," she said.
The minister said that if the government buys them people start "screaming" about buying aircraft. "So you are damned if you do, and damned if you don't," she said.
"I tell you that some of the aircraft were taken by some of the people who left the Air Force and they belong to them in their museum.
"Actually it started ages ago and some of the people stole some of the assets of the people and left with them. So when you talk about shortages it has to do with the fact that some of the assets were stolen," Mapisa-Nqakula said.
Get our planes back
But, in spite of this, none of the SAAF flying schools were closed.
Economic Freedom Fighters NCOP member, Leigh-Ann Mathys, urged her to go and get them back and said the EFF would support the government in this.
"We must bring our stolen stuff back. If people stole our equipment we must go and get it back. Just like our land."
In January 2005, three people were arrested at the SA National Military History museum in Saxonwold, Johannesburg for being in possession of equipment suspected to be stolen, or used without permission.
They were released after the prosecution declined to proceed.
According to DefenceWeb, in 2005 a Ratel military vehicle was confiscated from the museum on suspicion of being there illegally, but it was handed back last year. (Beklemtoning van die AVP)
(Source News 24