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sandf thumb medium90 89The Citizen reports that the Department of Defence is spending about R9,000 on electricity, water, and waste removal on a property that has been unoccupied for 28 months.

This was revealed by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise in a parliamentary response to Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald. According to Modise, the official residence of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief in Waterkloof has not been occupied since General Solly Shoke vacated it in November 2021. The property is apparently due for maintenance and repairs. “Due to high costs of maintenance and repairs, the scope has been phased with the commencement of the new financial year (FY20224/2025),” Modise indicated. Taxpayers paid R8,561 for electricity, water and sanitation and R407 for waste removal at the property in February. If this figure was at a constant value during the 28 months, the house has stood empty, it would amount to over R250,000 in bills since December 2021. The property is guarded by military personnel.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Vhahangwele Nemakonde at The Citizen

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