Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula smuggled a Burundian woman with a false passport into South Africa on an air force jet.The minister - who remains defiant about her involvement in the case - yesterday denied she had abused her power, saying: "I'd do it again if I had to."Confronted by the Sunday Times yesterday, Mapisa-Nqakula conceded that she flew from Waterkloof Air Force Base to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fetch Michelle Wege, 22, on January 28, 2014.Wege had been detained by officials at Kinshasa International Airport 10 days prior, when she tried to board a South African Airways flight to Johannesburg.She was arrested for travelling using fraudulent documents, which had allegedly been organised by Mapisa-Nqakula's sister, Nosithembele Nontobeko Mapisa, who worked in the Burundi embassy at the time.Wege's fake passport said she was a Congolese national named Amina Yambayamba. But officials became suspicious when she could not speak French or any of the other reg...

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