Minister of Defence Lindiwe Sisulu has been ordered to pay costs associated with an Afriforum application for information regarding the proposed military training of ANC Youth League members, Afriforum said on Wednesday.
Spokesperson Willie Spies said a judge at the High Court in Pretoria found that the lobby group acted appropriately by submitting a court application when Sisulu failed to respond to its letters on the proposal.
When the urgent application for an interdict against military training for political organisations was heard in January, the minister then responded and said there was no such military training planned.
Training planned for Saldanha Bay in September and October of 2010 had also been postponed indefinitely, rendering the court application redundant, Afriforum said in a statement following the application.
That left the matter of costs.