Arms deal commission: Seriti defends management style

2013-08-03 11:16

Arms deal commission chair Judge Willie Seriti has laughed off allegations that his management style is responsible for resignations from the commission.

“I guess everyone has their own management style and I have mine,” he was quoted as saying.

Beeld reported today that he laughed when asked about the allegations. “The commission’s integrity is in no way affected by any resignation. Besides, the commission meetings are open to the public and anyone can assess the evidence for themselves.”

The presidency announced the resignation of Judge Francis Legodi from the commission on Thursday. Legodi and Judge Hendrick Musi were appointed to help Seriti probe allegations of fraud and corruption relating to the strategic defence procurement package.

President Jacob Zuma announced the establishment of the commission in October 2011. Since then, it has been dogged by claims that its integrity may be compromised.

Norman Moabi, a senior commission investigator, quit in January. He alleged in a letter, leaked to Beeld newspaper, that the commission was not being transparent and was concealing an alternative or “second agenda”.

According to Moabi, Seriti ruled the commission with an iron fist and that facts were manipulated or withheld from commissioners.

The commission is scheduled to start on Monday.

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