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Lindiwe Sisulu refuses to disclose own flight cost info

Defence minister says flights for private purposes remain private

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION 2008

Mr Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

1. How many (a) international and (b) domestic flights did she undertake using (i) aircraft operated by the military, (ii) aircraft chartered by the military or (iii) commercial aircraft between 10 May 2009 and the latest specified date for which information is available;

2. in respect of each specified flight, (a) what was the (i) date and (ii) place of (aa) departure and (bb) arrival and (b) what was the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of the costs of such flights? NW2405E

REPLY:

The Honourable Member asked the same question earlier this year on 23 March 2010 and is referred to the response to Parliamentary question 810, which was tabled on 14 June 2010.

The information provided on 14 June 2010 remains the same. Flights undertaken for private purposes are undertaken through commercial flights and in terms of paragraph 9 of the Ministerial Handbook. Such information remains private in the same way that your trips remain private.

 SCHEDULE

DATE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL TYPE OF TRANSPORT
31/05/2010 OR TAMBO DUBAI COMMERCIAL
01/06/2010 DUBAI MUMBAI COMMERCIAL
03/06/2010 MUMBAI DELHI COMMERCIAL
05/06/2010 DELHI DUBAI COMMERCIAL
06/06/2010 DUBAI OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL
23/06/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF (Rtn) AIRFORCE
25/06/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
27/06/2010 OR TAMBO CPT INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
28/06/2010 CPT INTER OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL
29/06/2010 OR TAMBO CPT INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
06/07/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
09/07/2010 WATERKLOOF YSTERPLAAT (Rtn) AIRFORCE
13/07/2010 WATERKLOOF YSTERPLAAT (Rtn) AIRFORCE
15/07/2010 WATERKLOOF YSTERPLAAT (Rtn) AIRFORCE
22/07/2010 WATERKLOOF MAPUTO (Rtn) AIRFORCE
22/07/2010 WATERKLOOF YSTERPLAAT AIRFORCE
24/07/2010 CPT INTERNAT WATERKLOOF (Rtn) AIRFORCE
31/07/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
01/08/2010 OR TAMBO LONDON COMMERCIAL
03/08/2010 LONDON MOSCOW COMMERCIAL
07/08/2010 MOSCOW DUBAI COMMERCIAL
07/08/2010 DUBAI OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL
09/08/2010 OR TAMBO CPT INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
13/08/2010 CPT INTERNAT OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL
13/08/2010 OR TAMBO CPT INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
15/08/2010 CPT INTERNAT OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL
16/08/2010 WATERKLOOF YSTERPLAAT AIRFORCE
20/08/2010 CPT INTERNAT WATERKLOOF (Rtn) AIRFORCE
23/08/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF (Rtn) AIRFORCE
25/08/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
25/08/2010 WATERKLOOF BURUNDI AIRFORCE
26/08/2010 BURUNDI NAIROBI AIRFORCE
26/08/2010 NAIROBI  LONDON COMMERCIAL
27/08/2010 LONDON CPT INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
28/08/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF (Rtn) AIRFORCE
30/08/2010 YSTERPLAAT OR TAMBO (Rtn) AIRFORCE
03/09/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF (Rtn) AIRFORCE
09/09/2010 CPT INTERNAT WALVIS BAY  AIRFORCE
09/09/2010 WALVIS BAY WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
10/09/2010 WATERKLOOF YSTERPLAAT AIRFORCE
13/09/2010 CPT INTERNAT OR TAMBO (Rtn) AIRFORCE
17/09/2010 CPT INTERNAT WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
17/09/2010 WATERKLOOF DURBAN (Rtn) AIRFORCE
21/09/2010 CPT INTERNAT DURBAN AIRFORCE
26/09/2010 DURBAN WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
26/09/2010 OR TAMBO LONDON COMMERCIAL
27/09/2010 LONDON BRUSSELS COMMERCIAL
30/09/2010 BRUSSELS LONDON COMMERCIAL
01/10/2010 LONDON OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL
03/10/2010 OR TAMBO CPT INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
04/10/2010 CPT INTERNAT OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL
06/10/2010 WATERKLOOF CPT INTERNATIONAL AIRFORCE
11/10/2010 CPT INTERNAT OR TAMBO (Rtn) AIRFORCE
12/10/2010 YSTERPLAAT OUDTSHOORN (Rtn) AIRFORCE
15/10/2010 YSTERPLAAT WATERKLOOF (Rtn) AIRFORCE
20/10/2010 CPT INTERNAT BOTSWANA  AIRFORCE
20/10/2010 BOTSWANA WATERKLOOF AIRFORCE
21/10/2010 WATERKLOOF YSTERPLAAT AIRFORCE
22/10/2010 CPT INTERNAT PORT ELIZABETH COMMERCIAL
22/10/2010 PORT ELIZABETH CPT INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
23/10/2010 CPT INTERNAT OR TAMBO COMMERCIAL

Issued by Parliament, November 8 2010

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