ARTICLES RELATING TO ARMS DEAL

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.

Former Scopa chair to testify at Seriti Commission

2014-09-02 06:22

Former chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) Gavin Woods is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Ruling on spy tapes grants people access to info - critic

2014-08-28 21:01

The release of the so-called Zuma "spy tapes" has ultimately granted the public access to the information contained in them, arms deal critic Hennie Van Vuuren says.

Arms deal inquiry not salvageable - Feinstein

2014-08-28 14:21

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal is "so deeply compromised that its primary outcome will be to cover up the facts", former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein says.

Corruption covered up in arms deal inquiry - claim

2014-08-08 09:17

A resignation letter by two evidence leaders of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry allegedly points to a cover-up of corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal, according to a report.

Two arms deal evidence leaders resign

2014-07-26 05:00

Two evidence leaders have resigned from the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal.

De Lille denies disclosing source

2014-07-25 05:00

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has denied disclosing to the media the source of a dossier alleging corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal.

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.

Arms deal cases 'disappeared' - De Lille

2014-07-24 15:57

Charges laid against some individuals by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille were never followed up and disappeared, she has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

I was vilified - De Lille

2014-07-24 14:28

Patricia de Lille says she was vilified and called names after she blew the whistle on alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

De Lille to testify at arms deal inquiry

2014-07-24 06:35

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry. She was the initial whistle-blower regarding the arms deal, who called for Parliament to investigate it.

Arms deal critic can’t attend inquiry

2014-07-21 13:00

Arms deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young will not be attending the Seriti Commission of Inquiry as he recently had an operation and needs time to recover.

Mbeki questioned on ARV expenditure

2014-07-18 21:02

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been asked to tell the Seriti Commission of Inquiry how his administration justified spending billions on the arms deal but not on ARVs.

No facts to support arms deal allegations - Mbeki

2014-07-18 05:00

For the past 16 years, there have been no facts supporting allegations of mismanagement in the arms deal, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Mbeki irritated by 'offensive' remarks

2014-07-17 18:23

Former president Thabo Mbeki has taken exception to what he called "offensive" comments made by Advocate Paul Hoffman at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Costs a consideration in arms deal - Mbeki

2014-07-17 14:50

Costs were always a consideration during the arms procurement process as "you need to pay for everything", former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti inquiry.

Arms deal was a Cabinet decision - Mbeki

2014-07-17 12:31

No government minister took individual decisions during the procurement of arms, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal.

Mbeki to testify at arms inquiry

2014-07-03 18:01

Former president Thabo Mbeki is set to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Manuel rejects arms deal claims

2014-06-12 16:21

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel has rejected claims he had said there were problems with the arms deal but they would not be uncovered.

Court rules in favour of arms deal picket

2014-06-12 12:14

The North Gauteng High Court has granted the Right2Know Campaign permission to picket at the Sammy Marks Square in central Pretoria where the Seriti arms inquiry is based.

Manuel to continue arms deal testimony

2014-06-12 07:47

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel is set to continue with his testimony before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal.

Manuel: Cancelling arms deal detrimental

2014-06-11 14:50
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Cancelling loans secured for financing the 1999 arms deal would hurt the South African economy, former finance minister Trevor Manuel says.

Lekota: Let Zuma have his day in court

2014-06-11 13:21

Corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should still be tested in court, former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Manuel to testify at arms commission

2014-06-11 05:33

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel will testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the multi-million rand arms deal.

 

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.

Seriti Commission considers critics' withdrawal

2014-08-28 22:37

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry says it is considering the decision by three arms deal critics to withdraw from all proceedings.

Arms deal inquiry failed - R2K

2014-08-28 19:39

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal has failed to act fairly and consistently, the Right2Know Campaign says.

Arms deal critics withdraw from commission

2014-08-28 12:45

Arms deal critics Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie Van Vuuren have withdrawn from the commission probing the arms procurement deal, saying they had serious concerns about the way it conducted itself.

Seriti wants full disclosure

2014-08-07 14:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry wants former DA MP Raenette Taljaard to reveal everything she knows regarding the 1999 arms deal, chairperson Judge Willie Seriti says.

Arms deal inquiry mum on resignations

2014-07-25 14:38

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal could not confirm a report that two evidence leaders resigned this week.

De Lille withdraws statement

2014-07-24 18:15

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has withdrawn her statement that officials lied to politicians about the number of jobs the arms deal was expected to create.

De Lille: Government had evidence

2014-07-24 16:54

Government was repeatedly presented evidence of possible wrongdoing in the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Officials lied about arms deal - De Lille

2014-07-24 15:20

Those involved in the procurement of the multi-million-rand arms deal lied and took the country's leaders for a ride, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

De Lille submits affidavit to Seriti Commission

2014-07-24 13:17

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has submitted an affidavit to the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal.

Seriti to decide if arms deal critic's testimony needed

2014-07-21 14:27

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry will at a later stage make a decision on whether arms deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young's testimony is needed, chairperson Judge Willie Seriti says.

Arms deal losing bidder to testify

2014-07-21 05:32

Dr Richard Young, an arms deal critic, and losing bidder will testify during phase two of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Arms deal decision was rational - Mbeki

2014-07-18 14:05

The decision to go ahead with the arms procurement deal was rational and government thought it could manage the risk, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

Mbeki denies 'bribes' in arms deal

2014-07-17 20:16

There is no evidence that anyone received a bribe during the arms procurement deal, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mbeki testifies at arms deal hearing

2014-07-17 16:30
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Mbeki: 'We wanted the nation to have a sense of ownership of new defence force, hence inclusive consultation on the arms deal.

Mbeki quizzed on Mo Shaik at arms inquiry

2014-07-17 14:08

Former president Thabo Mbeki did not know why Mo Shaik was sent to Hamburg, Germany, to be the consul-general for three months in 1998, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mbeki to testify at arms commission

2014-07-17 06:37

Former president Thabo Mbeki is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

FXI welcomes arms deal picket ruling

2014-06-13 22:36

The court ruling allowing the Right2Know Campaign to picket near the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been welcomed by the FXI.

Arms deal picket won't be disrupted

2014-06-12 14:23

Tshwane metro police have no intention of preventing the Right2Know Campaign from protesting at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, a spokesperson says.

Stopping arms deal picket 'was wrong'

2014-06-12 10:18

The Tshwane metro police decision to stop a picket outside the Seriti inquiry was a flagrant disregard for the right to protest, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Campaign challenges arms deal picket decision

2014-06-11 21:13

An urgent appeal will be heard against a Tshwane metro police decision to stop a picket outside the Seriti inquiry into the arms deal.

Manuel: Mandela was pro-arms deal

2014-06-11 14:03

A mandate by former president Nelson Mandela to his Cabinet to properly equip the defence force resulted in the 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Parliamentary response haunts Lekota

2014-06-11 12:08

Former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota was quizzed at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on how he handled a purported breach of the arms deal contracts by arms manufacturers.

Lekota: Arms deal was affordable

2014-06-10 20:04

The controversial 1999 arms deal was cost effective and necessary for South Africa, former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota has said.

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