Ngcobo tipped to head arms deal probe

2011-09-17 22:21
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma wants former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo to head the commission of inquiry into the controversial arm deals, the Sunday Times reported.

The newspaper said it has learnt that Justice Ngcobo was approached on Wednesday, to head the commission.

The announcement of Justice Ngcobo's appointment and the term of reference, was expected to be made this week, when President Jacob Zuma returns from the UN General Assembly.

President Zuma's announcement that he would appoint a commission to probe the arms deal took many of his colleague in the ANC by surprise this week, some being unsure of his motives.

In his opening address at the ANC national executive committee meeting on Friday, Zuma briefed members about his decision but failed to give details of the commission's term of reference and composition.

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