By Mike Smith
23rd of February 2016
There I was thinking we bought the 209 class Submarines from Germany for billions of Rands in order to protect our coastline and launch clandestine missions on foreign soil and maybe set off small teams of Special Forces Operators from 4-Recce at Langebaan to go blow up some refineries or locomotives in Angola or Mozambique.
Who would have thought that our subs are actually used to scare away the sharks in the rivers where people go for a swim.
They must have seriously dropped the standards of admission and training. What an embarrassment.
“When we have to communicate to people on the ground to make them understand why we need submarines, for for example, if…Can we take a risk of people going into the sea where the river by the sea is full of sharks? We can’t do that. Number one…The submarine he can provide a deterrence. For us to have the submarine…people, they globally understand that the South African Navy, or SA, SA, SAFrican in general…they know. They know their road. They know exactly why they do it.”