The DA welcomes the fact that charges have been withdrawn against Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson and Lieutenant Colonel Stefan van Zyl for their alleged role in “Guptagate”.
The Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, who acted as damage-control-officer-in-chief, strategy to make these officials walk-the-plank for the “Guptagate” fiasco has failed.
This proves the JCPS Task Team’s investigation was a carefully crafted damage control exercise designed to firewall President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet from the political fallout generated by “Guptagate”.
In the end, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula, was responsible and should have been fired for the “Guptagate” fiasco.
Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Source : Democratic Alliance