Pres Zuma did tour Saudi military facility: Presidency

Pretoria - The Presidency has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman undertook a tour of the Military Industries Corporation facilities during his State Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Presidency on Friday said the Military Industries Corporation facilities is operated by Rheinmetall Denel Munition, in which South Africa’s Denel holds a 49% stake.

The Deputy Crown Prince is also the Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia.

“The visit sought to promote South Africa’s defence military industry and strengthen areas of cooperation in the field of defence procurement partnership between South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

“During the visit, the President and the Crown Prince symbolically unveiled a plaque of the military facility, met with and took photographs with personnel and senior management of the Rheinmetall Denel Munition and the South African staff who are bringing expertise to the military factory,” said the Presidency.

It said the visit to the facilities was open to the media.

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