From Business Day in South Africa:
04 August 2006
Parliament rejects UK plea on mercenary bill
CAPE TOWN — Parliament’s defence committee has rejected a plea from British high commissioner Paul Boateng for South Africans serving in the British armed forces to be exempted from the anti-mercenary bill.
This may raise some diplomatic heat.
Boateng made a plea for the more than 700 South Africans in British uniforms to be exempted from having to apply for authority to join the armed services of another country in an unprecedented address to the committee on Tuesday.
ANC MPs said they would “sleep on the matter” but yesterday rejected the request.
Ex Apartheid thugs now as mercenaries in Iraq: here.