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Tom
05-23-2014, 12:18 AM
http://www.vfplus.org.za/media-releases/generaal-wat-soldate-uit-polisie-aanhouding-ontset-moet-onmiddellik-geskors-word

2014-05-22Dr Pieter GroenewaldDie SANW-generaal wat lede van die weermag en twee ratels gemobiliseer het om 32 soldate wat deur die polisie in hegtenis geneem is te bevry, moet onmiddellik geskors word, s dr. Pieter Groenewald, die VF Plus se hoofwoordvoerder oor polisie en verdediging.
Luidens mediaberigte vandag was die generaal onder die invloed van drank toe hy die soldate, onder wie n kolonel en ander offisiere, uit polisie-aanhouding ontset het nadat hulle in n sjebien in Oudtshoorn in hegtenis geneem is.
Dr. Groenewald s die generaal moet dadelik aangekla word van dwarsboming van die gereg, die misbruik van staatseiendom en die misbruik van sy magsposisie. Weens die erns van die klagte moet ook oorweeg word om hom sonder meer in hegtenis te neem.
Hierdie tipe optrede getuig van uiters swak dissipline, veral van n senior offisier wat dink hy is verhewe bo die reg.
Dit wek ook kommer aangesien n magstryd kan ontstaan tussen die polisie en die weermag en dit is duidelik dat hierdie generaal nie bevoeg is om in die weermag te wees nie, en nog minder n senior offisier.
Die VF Plus sal beslis vrae in die parlement vra en verwag van die minister van verdediging om onmiddellik toe te tree en genoemde stappe te laat neem teen die generaal.
Stappe moet ook geneem word teen die 32 soldate wat in die voorval betrokke was en die polisie se ondersoek teen hulle moet voortgaan, s dr. Groenewald.

Jannie
05-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Pikkie Greef gaan met jou verskil dis verseker.

Tom
05-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Pikkie Greef gaan met jou verskil dis verseker.

Toe nie.

South Africa general 'used troops to break men out of prison'Unnamed commander accused of mobilising armoured vehicles to free arrested soldiers from police station while drunkhttp://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02919/_Oudtshoorn_2919405b.jpgA South African military general has been accused of trying to storm a local police station to free soldiers who had been arrested Photo: ALAMY








By Dan Newling, Cape Town

6:45PM BST 22 May 2014


A South African military general has been accused of facilitating an illegal prison break from a local police station using two armoured personnel carriers and at least 120 soldiers.

The general is alleged have flown into a drunken rage when he learnt that a group of his men had been arrested outside their base in the South African town of Oudtshoorn.

The arrested soldiers - alleged to include at least one senior officer - had been found by police at an illegal drinking den, where they were celebrating a change of command at the training base.

According to an official complaint filed by South Africa's military union, the general - whom it did not name - mobilised his troops when he heard of his men's fate.

"A certain Army general who, whilst allegedly intoxicated, unlawfully mobilised armed soldiers and armoured infantry fighting vehicles in order to free a senior ranking officer and several other soldiers", the statement read.

According to local media, the troops surrounded Oudtshoorn's Bongolethu police station. The police locked their station door and armed themselves.

After negotiation, they agreed to release the arrested soldiers.
The South African National Defence Union said it was "utterly dismayed" by the incident, which it described as a "military backed armed insurrection against the police".
The SANDU union claimed that its members had been banned from speaking out about last Saturday's incident.
"Soldiers in Oudtshoorn were warned by military authorities to remain silent about this incident or face disciplinary measures," SANDU's national secretary Pikkie Greeff said in a statement.
"We demand that the South African National Defence Force immediately suspends the general involved and investigate charges of intimidation and sedition against him.
"Clearly his conduct displays utter abuse of rank and the belief that he is above the law.
"In addition, his conduct illustrates that he cannot be trusted in a position of military authority and that he is irresponsible and dangerous, being in command of military personnel and equipment."
A spokesman for South Africa's police service confirmed only that 31 people were arrested at an unlicensed liquor premises in Oudtshoorn on Friday during a search operation.
The spokesman said he could not confirm whether soldiers were among the arrested people, but said the police "are investigating a case of intimidation against three individuals whose employment can also not be verified".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/10849812/South-Africa-general-used-troops-to-break-men-out-of-prison.html

Jannie
05-24-2014, 08:26 AM
Mooi man! Pikkie, ek's jammer ek't jou onderskat.. LOL