Enquiry into docking of Lady R in SA welcomed – DoD

Dept says this will give them the opportunity to deal with allegations backed with concrete evidence

The Department of Defence notes and welcomes an enquiry into the docking of the Russian ship in Simon’s Town, Cape Town

12 May 2023

The Department of Defence and its entities notes and welcomes the decision by the Presidency to institute an enquiry into the docking of the Russian ship, Lady R in Simon's Town in December 2022.

The enquiry will offer the department an opportunity to ventilate its side of the story with concrete evidence, and deal with allegations surrounding the purpose of such a visit in front of a competent officer of the law instead of hearsay or speculation.

Issued by Siphiwe Dlamini, Head of Communications, Department of Defence, 12 May 2023