CAPE TOWN – The week-long National Armed Forces Day celebrations have come to an end, with President Cyril Ramaphosa wrapping them up.
They took place across Cape Town, from 16 February until 21 February. The day also commemorates the sinking of the SS Mendi on 21 February 1917.
The event is the largest one on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) calendar.
Ramaphosa paid tribute to the fallen soldiers and says the commemoration site needs revamping.
However, the event didn’t escape controversy when the IFP submitted questions to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to find out how much it costs. The party also wanted to know how many active members of SANDF were deployed to the City of Cape Town for this project.
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