Arms deal activist, Zuma settle dispute

2011-11-17 08:32
Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court is expected to ratify a consent agreement between arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne and President Jacob Zuma on Thursday.

Crawford-Browne initially approached the court to direct Zuma to appoint an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the controversial 1999 arms deal.

In September, Zuma announced that a commission of inquiry would be set up.

However, Crawford-Browne said at the time he was unhappy with its terms of reference and would push ahead with his Constitutional Court action.

He argued it was up to the court to establish whether the terms of reference for the commission were adequate.

There were problems in how they referred to inquiries around offset payments to civilians, Crawford-Browne said.

His attorney has since informed the court that his client and the respondents had finally settled the dispute and had agreed on a draft consent order.

- SAPA
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