We need planes for our brave troops, not for Zuma

15 April 2016 - 02:30 By The Times Editorial

A disturbing report in this newspaper yesterday to the effect that hundreds of our troops have been left stranded in Darfur after a peacekeeping mission has driven home the fact that the South African Air Force's heavy airlift capacity has been dangerously eroded.By rights, the 800 soldiers, part of a UN and AU mission in the volatile Sudanese region - the scene of genocide more than a decade ago - should have been withdrawn when their mission ended at the beginning of this month on the instruct...

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