The South African Air Force and government's military acquisition arm, Armscor, say the purchasing of a new presidential jet is not yet a done deal. However, they are testing the market to see what options are available.
JOHANNESBURG - It&39;s fair to assume that piles of dollars flown into South Africa with medical equipment destined for Nkandla had the same destination, author and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw told eNCA.
The claims are made in his controversial book The President&39;s Keepers.
It is claimed that in 2011, a private jet arrived at King Shaka International Airport in Durban carrying a mobile clinic for Nkandla from a Russian businessman.
Airport officials also found piles of dollars wrapped in plastic on the plane.
They impounded the jet, the money and the medical equipment.
But the state security minister at the time, Siyabonga Cwele, later arrived and took control of the plane and its contents, saying it was a matter of national security.
Pauw says nobody knows what happened to the money.
Former South African Revenue Service spokesperson Adrian Lackey was also in studio during Pauw&39;s interview.
Meanwhile, Pauw says he has damning evidence proving the Gupta family’s involvement in the Hawks.
“I also found evidence that the Guptas even involved themselves in the appointment of the Hawks but certainly, the Hawks is a shadow of its former self. Someone like Johan Booysen is the most qualified policeman in this country and he spent the last five years of his career fighting suspensions, that what he’s been doing. He hasn’t been doing police work."
Pauw said other good police officers have also been driven out of the service and what remains is not going to solve the crime problem in South Africa.