South African Government position with regard to the alleged establishment of a military base in Botswana by the US African Command

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 32 (NO1073E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 9-2014 OF 19 AUGUST 2014

Ms M MOONSAMY TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

(1) What is the Government’s position with regard to the alleged establishment of a military base in Botswana by the US African Command?

(2) What is the Government’s position with regard to militarisation of Africa by Western countries?

REPLY:

(1) The South African Government has no knowledge of the alleged establishment of a military base by the US African Command.

(2)The South African Government has no knowledge of the alleged establishment of a military base by the US African Command.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There is no evidence found to confirm the alleged establishment of a military base by the US African Command. It can however, be confirmed that the US Army is involved in training exercise with the Botswana Defence Force.




 

 

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