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SA Minister of Defence: Task team to investigate purchase of Interferon-B from Cuba

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, NN Mapisa-Nqakula, appointed an external task team to investigate the veracity of allegations which arose at the end of last year, in relation to Defence Intelligence on the one hand and the purchasing of Interferon-B from the Republic of Cuba on the other hand.

The Minister views these allegations in a very serious light and the task team is expected to prepare a report, within a period of 6 months, with recommendations to address any wrong doing uncovered whether of a criminal or disciplinary nature and to also include broader recommendations on how to stop such behaviour and prevent it going forward should any of the allegations be confirmed.

The task team consists of three members: Zola Ngcakani as the chairperson and Dr C Lubisi and B Masethla.

Issued by: Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans

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