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No probe for arms deal middleman

2014-12-11 21:01

Fana Hlongwane, the man said to be at the centre of the controversial multi-billion rand arms deal, has escaped cross-examination when he appeared at the Seriti Commission.

Hlongwane doesn't want face shown

2014-12-11 13:34

The alleged middleman in the multi-billion rand arms procurement deal of 1999 did not want his pictures published in the media, the Seriti Commission has heard.

Arms deal inquiry cost taxpayers R80m

2014-11-25 17:26

Taxpayers have forked out over R80m so far to fund the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption in the multi-billion rand 1999 arms deal, Justice Minister Mike Masutha has revealed.

Fana Hlongwane to testify at arms deal inquiry

2014-11-24 10:08

Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, is set to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Arms deal memory may be hazy - Shaik

2014-11-10 13:34

The recollection of events by SANDF chief of acquisitions during the arms deal period Shamin "Chippy" Shaik may not be correct, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Chippy Shaik to testify at arms deal commission

2014-11-10 06:37

Shamin "Chippy" Shaik, the chief of acquisitions for the SANDF during the arms deal period, is expected to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Witnesses shun Seriti inquiry

2014-10-20 19:31

Three key witnesses do not want to give evidence about the 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Arms deal critic slams inquiry, wants out

2014-10-20 14:10

Arms deal critic Hennie Van Vuuren has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry that he does not want to testify and refused to take an oath.

Baloyi remarks racist: R2Know

2014-10-14 18:13

Comments made by Seriti Commission of Inquiry spokesperson William Baloyi after calls that it be dissolved are arrogant and racist, says the Right2Know campaign.

Mpshe declines to comment

2014-10-10 16:15

Former acting NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe has declined to comment on reports that he was informed that the corruption case against President Jacob Zuma carried "utmost gravity".

Zuma, ANC in 'eternal corruption scheme'

2014-10-10 10:10
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President Jacob Zuma was part of a broad corruption scheme intended to benefit the ANC in perpetuity, a memo from a senior NPA prosecutor reportedly states.

Activist: Modise linked to Hani killing

2014-10-09 20:29

The assassination of SACP general secretary Chris Hani should be further investigated, arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne says.

De Lille built career on arms deal - critic

2014-10-09 19:31

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille used a "bizarre" document, the so-called De Lille dossier, to advance her career, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Arms inquiry continues

2014-10-09 07:48

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal is expected to continue.

ANC rejects claim that Winnie leaked arms deal info

2014-10-08 17:20

The ANC has rejected a claim that ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the "concerned MPs" who leaked information on the 1999 arms deal.

Arms deal raped SA - critic

2014-10-08 14:28

The South African financial system was exploited when government colluded with arms manufacturers during the 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Info in German report to be used - Seriti

2014-10-07 20:47

Judge Willie Seriti has provisionally ruled that information in German arms company Ferrostaal's report relating to South Africa's arms deal will be used.

Winnie behind arms deal exposé, inquiry hears

2014-10-07 15:51

ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the "concerned MPs" who leaked information on the 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Arms inquiry continues

2014-10-07 11:12

Arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne is expected to continue giving evidence at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Arms deal fraudulent from start - activist

2014-10-06 14:07

The controversial 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal was "initiated with criminal intent", the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

R2K pickets for dissolving arms inquiry

2014-09-29 17:44

Members of the Right2Know Campaign have picketed in Pretoria, demanding the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal be dissolved.

Seriti Commission: No comment on bribery report

2014-09-29 05:00

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has said it would withhold comment on a report of arms deal-linked bribery allegations against President Jacob Zuma until it went through the transcripts.

Bribery report is rumour-mongering - ANC

2014-09-28 11:23
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A Sunday Times report into allegations of bribery between President Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales is just rumour-mongering, the ANC says.

Seriti will subpoena critics

2014-09-03 20:06

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry will issue subpoenas to the three arms deal critics who withdrew from participation, it has said.

Woods: Modise benefited from arms deal

2014-09-02 14:35

Former defence minister Johannes "Joe" Modise benefited from the arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

 

Arms deal 'middleman' reveals himself

2014-12-11 13:59

The alleged middleman in the 1999 multi-billion rand arms procurement deal has abandoned his bid to bar the media from publishing his photograph.

Hlongwane to testify at arms inquiry

2014-12-11 07:05

Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, is expected to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Fana Hlongwane no-show at arms deal inquiry

2014-11-24 13:14

Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, will give evidence only next month, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Shaik: I acted appropriately in arms deal

2014-11-11 20:18

SANDF chief of acquisitions during the 1999 arms deal period Shamin "Chippy" Shaik did not hand-pick the particular suppliers, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Shaik - I had no decision-making power

2014-11-10 10:03

Shamin "Chippy" Shaik, the chief of acquisitions for the SANDF during the arms deal period, says he had no decision-making power in the deal.

Zuma extends Seriti Inquiry

2014-10-31 22:34

President Jacob Zuma has extended the deadline for the Seriti Commission of Inquiry's public hearings into alleged corruption in the multi-billion-rand arms procurement deal.

Witness warned over refusal to testify in arms deal

2014-10-20 18:51

Legal action will be taken against arms deal critic Hennie van Vuuren for refusing to testify, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry says.

Arms inquiry continues

2014-10-20 06:02

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry public hearing into alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms procurement deal resumes in Pretoria.

ANC 'unfazed' by corruption report

2014-10-10 19:13
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The ANC says is "unfazed" by a report that President Jacob Zuma is part of a broad corruption scheme intended to benefit the party in perpetuity.

Crawford-Browne a pathological liar - ANC

2014-10-10 14:04
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Arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne has demonstrated that he is a "pathological liar", the ANC says.

Arms deal started before ANC came into power - critic

2014-10-10 05:00

Deliberations to purchase weapons, which later became the arms deal, started before ANC came to power in 1994, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

SA conned in arms deal, says critic

2014-10-09 19:31

South Africa was duped in the controversial 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Arms deal critic sticks to his guns

2014-10-09 14:37

Arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne has refused to retract his claims to the Seriti Commission of Inquiry that the aircraft the government bought in 1999 are not being used.

Send back arms deal equipment - critic

2014-10-08 22:34

Military hardware acquired during the controversial 1999 arms deal should be sent back to the different suppliers, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Modise was poisoned, arms inquiry hears

2014-10-08 16:15

Arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry that former defence minister Joe Modise was poisoned.

De Lille denies naming Winnie as arms deal source

2014-10-08 05:00

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

Arms deal 'toys' rotting - critic

2014-10-07 16:24

Weapons acquired during the 1999 arms deal are not being used and are becoming derelict, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

German report debated at arms inquiry

2014-10-07 14:07

Judge Willie Seriti has urged German arms company Ferrostaal to allow its controversial internal report relating to South Africa's arms deal to be made public.

Blair should have testified at arms inquiry - critic

2014-10-06 20:04

Former British prime minister Tony Blair should have been summoned to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne says.

Arms inquiry cautions detractors

2014-10-03 07:20

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has hit back at its detractors, warning that insults against it are "criminal".

Organisations call for end to Seriti commission

2014-09-29 14:28

Over 30 organisations have called for the Seriti Commission into the 1999 arms deal to be dissolved, the Right2Know Campaign says.

Presidency: Bribery allegations are nothing new

2014-09-28 15:50
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Arms deal-linked bribery allegations against Jacob Zuma - contained in a Sunday Times article - are "nothing new", the Presidency has said.

Arms dealer had Zuma in its pocket - report

2014-09-28 08:44
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Explosive documents obtained by the Sunday Times have revealed exactly how deep in the pockets of French arms dealer Thales were President Jacob Zuma and the ANC.

Woods confronted over arms graft claims

2014-09-02 19:56

Former Scopa chairperson Gavin Woods does not have evidence implicating politicians in corruption in the arms procurement deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Hard to believe arms deal was clean - Woods

2014-09-02 12:58

It is hard to believe the arms deal in 1999 was different to that of many other countries and free of corruption, former Scopa chairperson Gavin Woods has told the Seriti inquiry.

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