How much is SA prepared to pay for a presidential jet?

Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford has declined to disclose how much South Africa is prepared to spend on a new presidential jet as this would tip off potential suppliers.

This follows a City Press report which broke down what the specifications provided by the South African Air Force (SAAF) and Armscor would cost the taxpayer.

Redi Tlhabi on Wednesday let listeners have their say on the controversial procurement which Wakeford described as a mere "enquiry".

Listen to the calls below:

Even if (Jacob) Zuma is late for a UN meeting, it's not like he is Barack Obama or Ban Ki-Moon...

John, listener

I think it's necessary for Zuma to have this aircraft... Think of his entourage... It doesn't sound realistic to accommodate those people on SAA... He works from the aircraft; he sleeps on the aircraft.

Melody, listener

This article first appeared on 702 : How much is SA prepared to pay for a presidential jet?


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