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UDM: Consider reopening arms' deal probe

2011-06-20 14:06

Pretoria - A panel of judges must determine whether there is sufficient evidence to reopen a probe into the controversial arms’ deal, the UDM said on Monday.

"The United Democratic Movement calls on government to appoint a panel of judges to conduct a preliminary investigation, to verify whether there is prima facie evidence that the investigation should be reopened," party president Bantu Holomisa said on Monday.

His call follows revelations last week by Saab president Hkan Buskhe that R24m was paid to former defence minister Joe Modise's adviser, Fana Hlongwane, after the money was transferred into an account of one of its subsidiaries by British arms manufacturer BAE Systems.

Saab and BAE were partners in the deal to supply Gripen fighter jets and Hawk trainers to SA in 1999.

"If there is a case to be answered, the panel of judges should also advise the nation on whether the Hawks is the appropriate organisation to conduct the investigation, since this new evidence suggests that their previous investigation had been less than perfect."
 

Comments
  • JustinD - 2011-06-20 14:21

    Yes, lets see who the greedy little piggies are.....we do actually know but lets see anyway.

      Smaal - 2011-06-20 14:59

      I’ll give you 10 to 1 that Zuma crushes this within the hour. 10:1 any takers?

  • Daemos1 - 2011-06-20 14:22

    The UDM stll exists?

  • Tsundzuka - 2011-06-20 14:26

    Anythin to make the anc look bad

      PikeLee - 2011-06-20 14:30

      anything to uncover criminal activity rather

      paulf - 2011-06-20 14:34

      The wheel turns and the Truth will Always Prevail!!!

      Ngwenya47 - 2011-06-20 14:38

      If they're innocent - fine! If they're guilty they deserve to look bad and should take the consequences.

      Ngwenya47 - 2011-06-20 14:38

      If they're innocent - fine! If they're guilty they deserve to look bad and should take the consequences.

  • Ngwenya47 - 2011-06-20 14:29

    It's about time that this investigation was concluded. The country has the right to know the truth should it ever come to light. I support the UDM in its demand.

  • oxygen - 2011-06-20 14:33

    Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Unskinny Bob - 2011-06-20 14:36

    ...and let Zuma get his day in court!

      one-way - 2011-06-20 15:12

      I demand that Zuma gets his day, He asked for his day, The Constitution guarrentees his day, The people want him to have his day, The taxpayers want him to have his day Come and face your day Mr Zuma. Hello Mr Zuma???

      Bill - 2011-06-20 16:36

      Sorry one-way.....Zuma has left the building...!

  • croix - 2011-06-20 14:50

    Now you're talking! Let's see the crooks where they belong!

  • Claude - 2011-06-20 14:53

    Uh duh, we have more chance of Malema growing a brain and a conscience.............or not.

  • Kevin - 2011-06-20 15:57

    The public of this country was ripped off by these thugs and we deserve to see as many of them as possible doing their 30 yearsand paying the money back. Send them to Robben Island.

  • Bill - 2011-06-20 16:35

    Why a preliminary investigation, to verify whether there is prima facie evidence that the investigation should be reopened...?????? Jackasses...There has been admittance and concrete evidence to bribes having been paid....! Just charge the damn F*ckers responsible!!!! - Simple as that…! This has to be one of the most foolish countries in the world! - Pathetic lot actually!

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