Arms Deal

Court judgment on Arms Deal report expected on Wednesday

The High Court in Pretoria is expected to deliver judgment on an application to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of inquiry into the controversial Arms Deal on Wednesday morning. The application was brought by civil society organisations Corruption Watch and Right2Know Campaign. In April, the Presidency said it would[…]

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Arguments in Zuma’s case set to continue

Arguments in former President Jacob Zuma and French multinational company Thales‘ application for a permanent stay of prosecution, will resume on Thursday at the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Zuma is facing 16 charges including fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The charges are in connection with the controversial multi billion rand[…]

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Jacob Zuma back in the dock on corruption charges

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, hot on the heels of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to turn down representations from his co-accused, French arms company Thint (Thales), on why it should not be prosecuted. The embattled former[…]

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Arms deal lawyer dishes more dirt

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has received new evidence to bolster its corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales. An affidavit signed by Thales’ South African lawyer, Ajay Sooklal, deposed on July 7, contains further details around the alleged €1m donation Thales paid the ANC[…]

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Arms dealer in court for pre-trial hearing

The pre-trial hearing of a Vereeniging arms dealer, who faces gun-related charges ranging from racketeering to theft, is expected to start in the Western Cape High Court on Friday. Alan Raves, 50, who is also a gun collector, was meant to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing alongside Rondebosch[…]

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Arms deal: No evidence of ‘criminal shenanigans’

President Jacob Zuma released the findings of the Seriti commission today – announcing that no proof of corruption was found. Judge Willie Seriti has found that it was necessary for the SANDF to acquire the equipment it procured during the After four years, 54 witnesses and millions of rands pumped[…]

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Arms deal commission hands final report to Zuma

President Jacob Zuma said he had received the final report from the commission of inquiry into the arms deal on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, the Presidency said Zuma received the report in Durban from members of the commission, Judge Willie Seriti and Judge Thekiso Musi. “The commission completed its[…]

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