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'Fixing Ramaphosa’s plane would've caused him to miss event'
The deputy president had to cancel his trip to Uitenhage due to technical issues with his plane.
JOHANNESBURG – The Defence Department says time to repair faults on a plane due to take Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Eastern Cape yesterday would have caused him to miss the event altogether. (Edited by Tamsin Wort)
Ramaphosa had to cancel his trip to Uitenhage where he was set to attend the commemoration service of the 31st anniversary of the 1985 Uitenhage Massacre.
The plane was grounded because of technical problems, but it’s still unclear what those were.
Department spokesperson Simphiwe Dlamini says, “There was a small technical issue with the plane. Turnaround time would have meant they would have taken about an hour to an hour and a half to get it fixed. That would have already caused the deputy president to reach his appointments long after.”
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)
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