Arms inquiry terms coming, says Manyi

2011-10-13 11:01

An announcement on the terms of reference for South Africa’s arms deal inquiry may be imminent, Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi suggested today.

“Just watch this space,” he told reporters in Pretoria following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting the day before.

Manyi was asked whether President Jacob Zuma had discussed this with his executive.

He said announcements on the arms deal inquiry, as well as a response to recommendations contained in the Public Protector’s report on national police commissioner General Bheki Cele, were matters for the president and not Cabinet.

“These are not Cabinet processes; they’re what the president does. So if you want to know more on the lease story and public works, [Zuma’s spokesperson] Mac Maharaj is the guy to speak to.

“On the arms deal, again, no feedback was given. Again, as you know, this is a presidential announcement.”

The president had said he was taking this matter very seriously.

“So I think you must trust the president; when he says so, he means it. So I think just watch this space. Your thirst will be quenched,” Manyi said.

A month ago, on September 15, Zuma announced he would appoint a judicial commission of inquiry into South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand arms deal.

In a statement at the time, Maharaj said Zuma would “soon announce the terms of reference and the composition of the commission, including the time frames”. 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.