PRETORIA - SA state arms company Denel has asked the government for a R2.8 billion ($200 million) cash injection to help it emerge from a financial crisis and secure lucrative export deals, its chief executive said.
In an interview with Reuters, Danie du Toit said he hoped the cash injection would be announced this month and that the funds would arrive in September or October.
He added that Denel would not sell equity stakes to Saudi Arabia’s state defence firm SAMI, which made a $1 billion bid for a partnership last year.
Solidarity serves Denel with demand to take legal action over wage woes
In late June, Trade union Solidarity said it had served state arms manufacturer Denel with a demand under section 165 of the Companies Act to take immediate legal action against those responsible for the financial muddle it finds itself in.