The Military Ombud is this week visiting all military bases in Limpopo to keep airmen, medics and soldiers informed of the Ombud’s activities and how they can benefit.
Among bases to be visited will be the SA Army Support Base in Polokwane as well as 7 and 15 SA Infantry battalions in Phalaborwa and Vuwani. The pair of SA Air Force (SAAF) bases in the country’s northernmost province – AFB Hoedspruit and AFB Makhado – are also scheduled to receive a call from retired lieutenant general Temba Matanzima’s staff.
The ombud office is entrusted with investigating complaints lodged in writing by current and former SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members who are not satisfied with conditions of service. The Office also investigates complaints reported by the public against official conduct of SANDF personnel.
The Limpopo visit is part of ensuring effective and efficient communication with its stakeholders. Part of this sees the Ombud conducting an outreach programme where investigators and analysts do presentations and answer questions on issues about conditions of service affecting serving and former SANDF members.