Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa cancelled his trip to Uitenhage today – Human Rights Day, due to technical problems experienced by his plane.
“Deputy President Ramaphosa was scheduled to address the commemoration service of the 31st anniversary of the Uitenhage massacre in the Eastern Cape,” spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said.
“The South African Air Force aircraft (SAAF) in which Deputy President Ramaphosa was scheduled to fly to the Eastern Cape developed technical difficulties, necessitating the cancellation of the visit to the Eastern Cape.”
Mamoepa said all stakeholders including organisers of the commemoration were informed of the decision to cancel the trip following the problems with the plane.
It is not the first time that a presidential plane has been grounded due to technical difficulties.
Editor: Just as well as this mornings torrential rain also brought the planned Motherwell festivities by Athol Trollip to a halt. I hope you spent your time away from Port Elizabeth productively Deputy President?
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