2000

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE


CORRUPTION IN GRANTING OF LICENCES

MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY TOMMY ABRAHAMS, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON TRANSPORT

Corruption in the granting of licences and other problems in the functioning of the Civil Aviation Authority serve further to erode confidence in the manner in which things are done in our country.

The UDM calls on the Minister of Transport to put his foot down. Suspect members of the Board of Directors, like Trevor Abrahams, should immediately be suspended pending a thorough independent investigation. 

If evidence is found that allegations that have been made are true, the culprits will not only be guilty of corruption. Charges of murder should be a strong consideration.

A "pilot" who has to resort to buying a licence in all probability cannot fly - and certainly will take passengers on their last trip at some time or other. In such transactions, the buyer and the seller can be regarded as prospective murderers.

Enquiries:
Tommy Abrahams
UDM SPOKESPERSON: TRANSPORT
083 448 4924

Cape Town
17 May 2000