No arms were loaded on Lady R, reiterates defence minister

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Defence Minister Thandi Modise is one of several ministers cited by Parliament last week - for not meeting a 10-day deadline to respond to members of Parliament's questions in the last parliamentary quarter.

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CAPE TOWN - Defence minister Thandi Modise is standing by her position that no arms were loaded on a Russian cargo vessel - the Lady R - when it docked at the Simon’s Town Naval base in December.

But she’s evaded a question on why the vessel didn’t dock in one of the country’s commercial harbours instead.

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