83 SANDF vehicles gone up in smoke

Several vehicles belonging to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) were destroyed in a fire at a vehicle depot at Wallmannstal north of Pretoria last week.

An internal investigation into the incident is being conducted.

Erika Gibson, Senior Specialist Reporter at Rapport broke the story. She says the the official response from the army is that the only one vehicle that burned was serviceable.

Some of the vehicles have been stationary for quite a while.

Erika Gibson, Senior Specialist Reporter at Rapport

A couple of years ago, on the verge of getting rid of the cars, the SANDF then cancelled the sale of the stock.

Erika Gibson, Senior Specialist Reporter at Rapport

By the time they could get additional fire support, eighty three vehicles were gone.

Erika Gibson, Senior Specialist Reporter at Rapport

Listen to the full interview in the clip below:


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