President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula with a formal reprimand for conveying an African National Congress delegation to Zimbabwe on an aircraft of the South African Air Force. In a statement published on South Africa’s Government Communication and Information system, Ramaphosa further sanctioned the Minister by imposing a salary sacrifice on her salary for three months, starting from 1 November 2020. SA’s President furthermore directed the Minister to make sure that the ANC reimburses the state for the costs of the flight to Harare and to report to him once that has been done. While the Minister was on an official trip for which the President had given permission and for which she was entitled to use a SAAF aircraft, he found that it was an error of judgment to use the plane to convey a political party delegation.