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Soldiers of the North West province:

Mass meeting by SANDU at Zeerust on 15 May 2014 at 10:00.

See you there, hear the truth!

Please keep on praying for our soldiers.

 

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE SA NATIONAL DEFENCE UNION
SANDF HQ, Pretoria, Friday, 13 February 2015

SANDU REACTION TO NORTHERN GAUTENG HIGH COURT CONTEMPT AND COMMITTAL TO PRISON ORDER OF THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND VARIOUS TOP SANDF OFFICIALS

Today, SANDU assisted a senior officer in the SANDF to obtain an order of contempt and imprisonment against the Minister of Defence, the Secretary of Defence, the Chief of the SANDF, the Chief of the SA Army and 3 other senior ranking officers of the SANDF, for being in violation of an earlier court order to reinstate our member to a post from which he was unlawfully removed by the SANDF.

The respondents in this case have, for the past 18 months, been in violation of a previous court order to reinstate our member. They could not show the court that they had made any effort to comply with that order.

This kind of brazen contempt for the courts and the rule of law by the Ministry and the command structure of the SANDF is certainly not surprising, given the maverick tendencies displayed by the Commander in Chief of the SANDF, President Jacob Zuma in flouting the rule of law and disrespect for constitutional restrictions on executive power.

The Minister of Defence and her five co-respondents now face arrest and imprisonment for a period of 30 days should they fail to comply with reinstating our member in the next 5 days.

This High Court order was given on an attorney client scale, which means that the taxpayer is again made to pay punitive legal costs for the contempt of our courts and legal system by the Defence Ministry and the SANDF.

Adv JG (Pikkie) GREEFF
NATIONAL SECRETARY: SANDU

Click here to view/download the court order in PDF format



BREAKING NEWS: NEW AND EXISTING SANDU MEMBERS CAN NOW PAY MEMBERSHIP FEES VIA DEBIT ORDER FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!

SANDU is proud to bring the soldiers of the SANDF a new membership initiative! All members, including those wanting to join South Africa's biggest Military Trade Union SANDU, can now pay membership fees BY DEBIT ORDER!

The fees are broken down as follows:

R26 administration fee (once off).

R85 pm thereafter.

Benefits of joining SANDU and paying membership fees via debit order are as follows:

  1. Your membership deductions are taken from your bank account and no longer from your salary via the SANDF.
  2. You become an exclusive Soldiers Legal Guard (SLG) members. This benefit covers the legal costs and expenses of all SANDU members, should you require a lawyer to represent you in litigation proceedings.
  3. As a SANDU member you now have the benefit of professional, countrywide, debt negotiators who will restructure affordable lower payments to your creditors, leaving you with enough money to pay for your everyday essential living expenses. No more aggressive phone calls from credit departments, no more lost income due to unlawful Emolument Attachment Orders (garnishing orders). No more sleepless nights wondering what will happen to your family when you are not there. This means you will become financially independent the smart way and earn the respect of others. Our highly trained professionals will help you manage your creditors and plan your future. You can enjoy the full protection of the law within 5 working days after a short consultation with our experienced and accredited professionals.

Please note that, along with the SANDU Debit Order form, a SANDU Membership application form MUST be filled in by new SANDU applicants.

Current SANDU members may now switch to the debit order system by indicating at the bottom of the debit order form that they wish to do so.

Membership application and debit order forms can be downloaded here.

DONT DELAY! JOIN SANDU TODAY! THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU!