Defence Minister wants more funds to defend SA's borders


Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula chats with some of the soldiers stationed at the border crossing between South Africa and Mozambique.

MBUZINI, Mpumalanga - Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula wants more money to defend the country’s borders.

She’s also appealing to the Public Works Department to help troops fulfil their duties.

The Minister on Wednesday visited the country’s border with Mozambique to see the problems for herself.

She met with soldiers and residents of a small community in Mpumalanga living alongside the border.

* Watch the full video report by Michael Appel in the gallery above.

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