The South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) Major-General Siphiwe Sangweni says at least seven members of the defence forces were allegedly involved in bribery relating to the smuggling of weapons from the country earlier this year.
He was briefing Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence on various operations of the SANDF.
Sangweni says measures are in place to crack down on acts of corruption at ports of entry.
“What happens is that we are trying to find these members before they do, or while they are doing these acts, and when it happens that they were found after disciplinary action are taken immediately. You will recall that three or four months ago there was an outcome of those investigations with hawks together with the military police where seven members were arrested,” says Sangweni.