“Insults” don’t deserve comment – DoD Head of Communication

defenceWeb The senior communicator at the South African Department of Defence (DoD), Siphiwe Dlamini, told defenceWeb he does not respond to “insults”. This was in reaction to a hard-hitting Daily Maverick editorial in the wake of a media conference last week where SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Rudzani Maphwanya, made public the official…

MEDIA ALERT! Open Secrets seeks accountability for investigation into allegations of torture in the SANDF

In the past week a Open Secrets published “Russian Doll 3: Exposed- SANDF ‘Torture’ Squad” and “Russian Doll 4: The ‘SANDF’ Torture Squad Victim, Pule Nkomo speaks out’. On Sunday, Carte Blanche in partnership with Open Secrets also published a report into allegations of torture in the military. This is a significant story of human…

DA urges release of SANDF criminal activity report amid ongoing allegations

defenceWeb The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has submitted a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for access to a report into criminal activity in the military as allegations continue to swirl over rogue unit activity that includes kidnapping and torture. DA Shadow Minister of Defence…

Allegations of murder, torture, corruption and abuse of power in the SANDF: Hennie Van Vuuren

SABC Morning Live Open Secrets has published a series with allegations of criminal activities within the South African National Defence Force. The organisation alleges there exists a rogue unit responsible for acts of torture and murder. According to Open Secrets, the group comprises the Special Forces Brigade, the Military Police, Defence Intelligence and Defence Legal…