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sandf thumb medium90 89ANA reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) on Friday released details about the administrative discharge of 35 of its members who went on absent without leave (AWOL) in Cuba.  

In a statement two weeks ago, the SANDF said it had discharged 35 of its members for going AWOL for more than 30 days while they were on course in Cuba.  The members were sent to Cuba in 2018 to study medicine and had been on AWOL since February 2019.  On Friday, the SANDF said that it would not tolerate any ill-discipline within the force and drastic action would be taken against any member who brought the defence force into disrepute.  It went on to indicate:  “The SANDF wishes to make it clear that by deserting classes, the members were in direct contravention of the Defence Act of 2002 and Military Disciplinary Code.  Numerous interventions were undertaken to address members’ concerns.  Unfortunately, the SANDF had no other option but to administratively discharge the members.”

  • Read the full original of the report on this story at The Citizen
  • See too, 35 SANDF members discharged for going AWOL in Cuba, at Cape Argus

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