Thursday, June 30, 2011

Armscor on airbus refund under the spotlight

Lusanda Bill
30 June 2011

Armscor chairperson Maomela Motau has defended Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu in parliament today.

Motau told Parliament's joint standing committee on defence Lindiwe Sisulu, the Defence Minister, flew to France last week to force French company Airbus to repay the two-point-nine-billion-Rands it owes government.

This follows Sisulu’s cancelling in 2009 of a 47-billion-Rands contract with Airbus because the company had not delivered on time.

Airbus never paid back the two-point-nine-billion South Africa had already paid.


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