QUESTION NUMBER 3435
Mr. D.J. Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
(1). Whether records are available of how many (a) R4 and (b) AK47 rifles were reported (i) missing or (ii) stolen from the SANDF in the past year; if not, why not, if so what are the relevant details in each case;
(2). How many investigations have been conducted into the theft of the rifles in her Department and (b) what is the outcome of these investigations in each case?
(1). The total number of (a) R4 rifles missing is three (3) and stolen is five (5). No AK47 rifles are missing or were stolen.
(2). Services and Divisions are in terms of DOD’s policy on the Management and Administration of Losses, Damages and Claims obligated to conduct an investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the loss of each asset. The investigations have not yet been completed as a result it is not possible to submit the outcome of each investigation.