Foreign politicians or diplomats on board of the private aircraft which landed at Waterkloof Air Force Base on 30 April 2013, their details and grounds for entry into South Africa

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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 233 (CW330E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 17-2013 OF 7 JUNE 2013

MR RA LEES (DA-KZN) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATIONS:

(1) Were there any foreign (a) politicians or (b) diplomats on board of the private aircraft which landed at Waterkloof Air Force Base on 30 April 2013; if so, (i) what are the details of such persons and (ii) on what grounds did they enter South Africa?

REPLY:

(1) The High Commission of the Republic of India in Pretoria failed to furnish the Department of International Relations and Cooperation with a diplomatic note pertaining to the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at Waterkloof Air Force Base on 30 April 2013. In light of the above the Department of International Relations and Cooperation had no knowledge of:

(a) politicians on board a chartered commercial aircraft that landed at Waterkloof Air Force Base; or

(b) diplomats on board a chartered commercial aircraft that landed at Waterkloof Air Force Base.

(i) Not applicable.
(ii) Not applicable.

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