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sanavyCape Times reports that SA Navy chief Vice-Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane has suspended two high-ranking officers for allowing an unauthorised civilian mechanical repair workshop to operate from an unused shed at the Goodwood SAS Wingfield base.  

The flag officer commanding Naval Base Simon’s Town, a rear-admiral, and the officer commanding the SAS Wingfield are understood to be the officers who were suspended.  The matter was reported to SA Navy headquarters in Pretoria by a whistle-blower and, according to the Navy, Hlongwane found an unauthorised person was apparently running a civilian mechanical repair workshop from an unused shed on the base.  He made an unannounced detour to inspect the base first-hand, ahead of a junior officers’ graduation parade earlier this month.  In a statement, the Navy said:  “The chief of the Navy sees this matter in a serious light and will leave no stone unturned to determine who authorised this arrangement and whether any naval officer may have unduly benefited.  The company in question will be ordered to vacate the premises.”

  • Read Dominic Adriaanse’s full report on this story at Cape Times

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