ARTICLES RELATING TO ARMS DEAL

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
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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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