The North Gauteng High Court has set aside the Seriti Commission of Inquiry’s findings on the Arms Deal saga, a landmark ruling that will surely shake a few feathers. Do you remember the Arms Deal saga? Known formally as the Strategic Defence Package, the Arms Deal became the subject of controversy[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The prominent humanitarian has criticized US President Donald Trump’s freshly-inked $110bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia, saying it would deepen the conflict and suffering in neighbouring Yemen. Egeland, a former UN aid chief, said he “was saddened to see that the war in Yemen was not mentioned” when Trump sealed[…]
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[…]
Arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne has lost his Constitutional Court bid to have the arms deal commission, which found no evidence of corruption, set aside. The Constitutional Court ruled that his application is not in the interest of justice. “The Constitutional Court has considered this application for direct access. It[…]
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[…]
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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