South Africa’s ruling ANC party has pledged to refund the government for the costs incurred when its delegation flew to Zimbabwe on a South African Air Force plane last week.
After a meeting with the governing Zanu-PF in Harare, Zimbabwe, the ANC has issued a statement to say that it considered the meeting “constructive”, despite Zanu-PF leaders on Friday ridiculing the ANC delegation for its approach.
The party also apologised for the “unusual manner” in which its delegation travelled to Zimbabwe last week Tuesday – Hitch hiking Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s flight, who said she had an official meeting with her counterpart in Harare.
“[we] profusely humble ourselves where we went wrong during the lockdown and will reimburse the government for the costs incurred on behalf of our delegation. Our delegation is under quarantine in line with our lockdown regulations.” Said the statement from the ANC.
It’s not clear how much the ANC will repay. It’s also unclear where the party will get the money to repay costs for the flight, as there were reports earlier this month that the party struggled to pay its August salary bill on time.