Parliamentary Question: DoDMV: Warships requests


Mr R A Lees (DA-KZN) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

Whether the Government has received any requests to send warships into seas near to and/or in the vicinity of (a) Somalia, (b) Kenya, and/or (c) Tanzania; if not, why was the request turned down; if so, (i) where did the requests come from (ii) what was the purpose of sending warships and (iii) what are the details of the warships that were sent.


I am informed that the Government has received a request from Tanzania, through the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, which has been forwarded to the Department of Defence. The matter has subsequently been referred to the acting Chief of the National Defence Force so that he may advice the Minister, and the Minister may advice the Cabinet. Currently the matter is under consideration.