De Lille disowns Winnie link in arms deal leak

2014-10-07 19:46

Patricia de Lille has distanced herself from a statement that ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was one of the “concerned MPs” who leaked information on the 1999 arms deal.

“I have noted the statement by Terry Crawford-Browne related to the so-called “De Lille Dossier” and I would like to put it on record that I did not tell Terry Crawford-Browne that Winnie Madikizela was one of the concerned ANC MPs who handed me the documents.

“I am distancing myself from these statements made by Crawford-Browne,” said De Lille today in her capacity as a former Member of Parliament.

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry heard today that Madikizela-Mandela was one of the “concerned MPs” who leaked information on the 1999 arms deal.

“One of the prime names, in fact the leader, was Ms Winnie Mandela,” arms deal critic Crawford-Browne told the inquiry in Pretoria.

He said information in the so-called “De Lille dossier” had been assembled by ANC intelligence operatives working with the party’s MPs.

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