Seriti Commission

Young to testify at arms inquiry

Arms deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young is expected to testify on Thursday at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal. Young’s testimony was postponed on Wednesday to Thursday after lawyers for the defence department complained they had not received adequate copies of Young’s testimony. In[…]

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Arms deal middleman quizzes inquiry

A middleman in the 1999 multi-billion rand arms procurement deal on Thursday told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry he failed to understand why he had been called to testify. “Why am I here?” Fana Hlongwana asked the commission. He said he did not understand why there was an issue over[…]

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Joe Modise’s advisor to testify at arms deal enquiry

Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, is set to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Monday. According to the commission’s website, Navy official Admiral Alan Green and Chief Director at the Department of Trade and Industry, Masizakhe Zimela[…]

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Chippy Shaik to testify at arms deal commission

Shamin “Chippy” Shaik, the chief of acquisitions for the SANDF during the arms deal period, is expected to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Monday. Shaik’s testimony has been scheduled to last the whole week at the commission’s public hearings into alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms[…]

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Crawforde-Browne a ‘pathological liar’: ANC

Arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne has demonstrated that he is a “pathological liar”, the ANC said on Friday. “The African National Congress finds the statements being made by Terry Crawford-Browne before the Seriti Commission laughable and incredulous,” spokesman Zizi Kodwa said in a statement. “During the course of this week,[…]

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Arms enquiry cautions detractors

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal hit back at its detractors on Thursday, warning that insults against it were “criminal”. Commission spokesman William Baloyi said in a statement: “The Commission wishes to caution members of the public and interested parties that it is a criminal offence[…]

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De Lille denies disclosing source

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille on Thursday denied disclosing to the media the source of a dossier alleging corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal. Jennifer Cane, for the department of defence, asked De Lille if she was familiar with a newspaper article in which it was reported that[…]

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De Lille to testify at Arms commission

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Thursday. She was the initial whistle-blower regarding the arms deal, who called for Parliament to investigate it. At the time she was a Pan Africanist Congress MP. The commission, which is chaired by[…]

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No facts in past 16 yrs: Mbeki

For the past 16 years, there have been no facts supporting allegations of mismanagement in the arms deal, former president Thabo Mbeki told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Thursday. “There is this huge volume of work which has been done,” he said referring to investigations conducted by the state.[…]

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