The troubling question is, should the military not be spared this private interference and indulgence. The mind blowing revelation opened shocking cans of worms in the country. Leaked e-mails seen by The Times show the aircraft, ZS-OAK, has been chartered by the SA National Defence Force since the wedding in 2013 and has subsequently been allowed to land at the base.

In 2013 President Jacob Zuma was linked to the scandal when it emerged that as “No1” he had given permission for the family to land hundreds of guests at the base to attend the lavish wedding at Sun City of Vega Gupta and her husband, Aakash Jahajgarhia.

Vega’s mother is Achlar Kumar, whose brothers are Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta.

Two years later, according to documents seen by The Times, ZS-OAK was back at the base, this time, according to SANDF comment last night, on official charter business for the military.