R4bn jet: 'We were just requesting information'

South African Air Force (SAAF) and Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Ltd (Armscor) officials say they never committed to a purchase of a luxury jet estimated at R4 billion, which would be used by President Jacob Zuma.

702's Xolani Gwala spoke to EWN reporter Barry Bateman about the press conference where Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford reportedly rubbished media reports about the jet.

Wakeford was quoted as saying: "This is just a request for information... There's nothing binding", adding that he didn't know where the R4bn figure came from.

Listen to the conversation below:


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