Pri­vate re­pair shop booted off navy base

The Citizen (KZN) - - FRONT PAGE -

The South African Navy said yesterday it has launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter a pri­vate me­chan­i­cal re­pair shop was found to be op­er­at­ing from one of its bases in Cape Town.

Navy spokesper­son Com­man­der Greyling van den Berg said chief of the South African Navy Vice-Ad­mi­ral Mosiwa Hlong­wane, was made aware of a civil­ian com­pany op­er­at­ing from SAS Wing­field with­out the re­quired au­thor­ity.

“A whis­tle-blower re­ported this sit­u­a­tion to the Navy head­quar­ters and that re­sulted in a sur­prise visit by the chief to SAS Wing­field yesterday,” Van den Berg said.

“It came to light that a civil­ian me­chan­i­cal re­pair work­shop is op­er­at­ing from one of the un­used sheds on the base.

“The chief sees this mat­ter in an ex­tremely se­ri­ous light and will leave no stone un­turned to de­ter­mine who au­tho­rised this ar­range­ment and whether any naval of­fi­cer may have ben­e­fited un­duly.

“The com­pany in ques­tion will be or­dered to va­cate the premises.” – ANA

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