Financial Support to any former African leader living in exile in South Africa by the South African Government
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 1853
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 32 OF 24 OCTOBER 2008
Mr JPI Blanché to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
(1) Whether the Government has been providing financial support for any former African leader who has fled his/her country and is now living in exile in South Africa; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) for whom, (b) what funding is the Government providing in each case, (c) for how long has this funding been provided in each case and (d) in each case, what total amount has been provided up to the latest specified date for which information is available?
1. The Government has not been providing financial support to any former African leader and there is no former African leader who is living in exile in South Africa. The decision to host or not to host a former head of state at state expense is taken on the basis of merit of each case.