Singh will be asking the Minister what the total cost of Armed Forces Day is and how many “active SANDF members” were deployed to the Western Cape provincial capital for this project.
An answer to a Parliamentary question by Mapisa-Nqakula showed Armed Forces Day 2017 in Durban cost R24. 7 million with the 2016 event in Port Elizabeth costing R20. Figures for last year’s event in Kimberley were not available at the time of publication.
The Minister told opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais in March 2017 the SANDF did not have an allocated budget for the annual Armed Forces Day event.