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Defence minister demands action over R30m wasted on Cuban drug

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Defence minister demands action over R30m wasted on Cuban drug

Three top officials in hot water for lobbying for further payment of R182m to Cuba for medication SA military never used

Political journalist

Defence and military veterans minister Thandi Modise has demanded that all soldiers involved in the controversial and illegal procurement of the Interferon drug from Cuba face the music sooner rather than later.

Modise was briefing the portfolio committee on defence on Wednesday on what her department has done about the findings of a ministerial task team (MTT) established by her predecessor Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to probe the Interferon saga.

Modise said the ball was in the court of SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief Gen Rudzani Maphwanya since the procurement of the drug was championed by members in uniform whom he leads...

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