Arms inquiry could be extended - As it happened

2014-07-24 18:00

Judge Willie Seriti says he would apply for a three to four months extension in order to give all witnesses a chance to testify in the inquiry. Read more about the arms deal here.

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24 Jul 17:58
The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal has adjourned for the day.

24 Jul 17:53

24 Jul 17:52
Seriti thanks De Lille again. De Lille requests to shake his hands. Seriti laughs as he adjourns for the day.

24 Jul 17:49
Seriti says some witnesses only available in November.

24 Jul 17:45

24 Jul 17:41

24 Jul 17:40

24 Jul 17:34
Maynier's lawyers' letter ask for a postponement of two weeks. Lebala says he would like to give the postponement.

24 Jul 17:32
Lebala reads a letter from Maynier's lawyers, which refers to a consultation between his team and Maynier's.

24 Jul 17:31
Lebala says he wants Maynier to give evidence, even though he has asked for an addition two weeks to prepare.

24 Jul 17:30
The Commission discusses the readiness of future witnesses to give evidence at the inquiry.

24 Jul 17:26
De Lille is told to remain in her seat and only to leave when Seriti leaves.

24 Jul 17:26
Seriti says they know what is going on in that investigation.

24 Jul 17:25
Seriti thanks De Lille for her evidence and says the Commission is fully aware of the investigation by Germany and UK.

24 Jul 17:23
De Lille calls Moerane sarcastic.

24 Jul 17:23
Moerane says it would be more profitable to find the authors of the De Lille report and ask them what they meant by the report and what the information was.

24 Jul 17:22
De Waal says certain members at the Commission will have a copy of the report.

24 Jul 17:21
Seriti asks where should they find the report and what should they do with it?

24 Jul 17:21
De Lille requests the Commission to find a copy of the report.

24 Jul 17:20
De Waal says it will help identify the credibility of the dossier and the report.

24 Jul 17:19
Seriti says he still doesn't understand the relevance.

24 Jul 17:19
De Lille says the report can be used to verify what the Business Day article had printed.

24 Jul 17:18
Seriti says he is getting a bit confused about what the Commission needs to investigate.

24 Jul 17:18
De Lille says she has requested a copy of the report, and that she will certainly go get the report, which needs to be investigate its contents.

24 Jul 17:17
De Waal asks if De Lille would want to see the report of Kahn and Liber?

24 Jul 17:16
De Waal says De Lille's request to have all the information in the dossier investigated does make sense and the information is made clear.

24 Jul 17:15
De Waal says it was suggested to De Lille that the information in the dossier was confusing, especially the prices of the helicopters.

24 Jul 17:13
De Lille says she wants all the allegations in the De Lille dossier investigated.

24 Jul 17:11

De Lille's Advocate De Waal tries to clear up what she wants investigated.


24 Jul 17:10
The Commission revisits the Spanish bid.

24 Jul 17:07
Cane completes her questioning.

24 Jul 17:07
De Lille says for the sake of her country yes, and she did her duty going to Parliament and if asked to do it again, she would.

24 Jul 17:07
Cane asks De Lille if she was just used as a mouth-piece?

24 Jul 17:05
De Lille says she approached Parliament.

24 Jul 17:05
Cane says over the years De Lille had pressed for the investigation, and that she should have done something to investigate the truths of the evidence.

24 Jul 17:03
De Lille says yes.

24 Jul 17:03
Cane asks if her discussion with Jacobs pertained to the arms deal.

24 Jul 17:02
De Lille says yes.

24 Jul 17:02
Cane asks De Lille if she spoken to Jacobs or not.

24 Jul 17:01
De Lille says she cannot comment on what Feinstein wrote.

24 Jul 17:01
Cane says Feinstein says Jacobs gave him truths and lies.

24 Jul 16:59
Cane reads extracts from Feinstein's book "After the Party.

24 Jul 16:59
Cane asks De Lille if she is aware that Andrew Feinstein wrote in his book that Jacobs was the source for the information given to De Lille.

24 Jul 16:57

De Lille agrees.


24 Jul 16:57
Cane says De Lille attended a stranger's funeral, thanked him for what he did for the country, but denies his link to the dossier. She asks De Lille if she accepts this?

24 Jul 16:54
De Lille says the article had quoted her correctly and does not attribute her as the person who said Jacobs was her source.

24 Jul 16:53
Cane said De Lille attended the funeral to pay tribute to Jacobs, because of what he had given her.

24 Jul 16:52
Cane asks De Lille about attended Jacob's funeral, a person she did not know.

24 Jul 16:51

24 Jul 16:50
De Lille reads the report outloud.

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