Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) said the Committee needs to do something about this because it undermines government’s efforts to reduce cigarette consumption and it is losing a lot of money in taxes. Informal traders seem to sell more of these illicit cigarettes compared to the legal ones.
Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) asked the MPS to give more information on its arrests. He noted that Tshwane MPS had reprioritised its budget for a project that involved elections and asked why the MPS had used its entire budget for this activity.
Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) said the discussion was deteriorating. The Committee must take a final decision to either listen to the presentation or not. The manner in which Committee Members are conducting themselves is embarrassing.
(1) (a) What was the total cost of the activities and exercises relating to Armed Forces Day, (b) what number of active members of the SA National Defence Force were deployed to the City of Cape Town for this project and (c) who authorised the activities and exercises;
(2) whether ...