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FFP blames affirmative action for mismanagement in SANDF

The FFP says 272 cases of theft and 145 burglary cases were recorded last year.

Picture: @VFPlus/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The Freedom Front Plus (FFP) says affirmative action is to blame for a management collapse within the South African National Defence Force.

In response to a written parliamentary question, it's been revealed more than 400 cases of theft and robbery were reported at military bases countrywide last year.

The FFP says 272 cases of theft and 145 burglary cases were recorded last year.

Three cases of burglary and eleven theft cases were successfully prosecuted, but none for the theft of weapons.

FFP leader Pieter Groenewald is appealing for discipline in the military's management structures to be restored.

Earlier this year, six rifles were stolen from the Harare military base in Khayelitsha.

Guns, grenades and ammunition were also stolen from the Simons Town naval base in July.