Mr D.C. Smiles (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
1 Whether the Chief of the SA National Defence Force (a) uses an apartment and (b) has an official residence in Cape Town, if so, what (i) are the total costs in each case in the 2009-10 financial year and (ii) is the total breakdown of such costs in the 2009-10 financial year? NW 1296E
1.a. The Chief of South African National Defence Force uses an apartment when he is in Cape Town. The apartment is not owned by the government and the public funds are not used to maintain the property. The apartment is owned by C SANDF trust, it was bought in 1997 for R380.000 and it is maintained by the C SANDF trust.
b. The Chief of the South African National Defence Force does not have an official residence in Cape Town.
i. There are no costs that are incurred by the state.