ARTICLES RELATING TO ARMS DEAL

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.

Kasrils defends arms deal

2014-06-10 18:33

South Africa continues to benefit from the spin-offs of the 1999 arms deal, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has said.

Naidoo: Arms deal handled professionally

2014-06-09 18:11

Transactions in SA's 1999 arms deal were handled in a professional manner, chief government negotiator in the procurement process Jayendra Naidoo has said.

Naidoo to testify at Seriti inquiry

2014-06-09 06:37

Jayendra Naidoo, the government's chief negotiator in the arms deal, will testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Kasrils at arms deal commission

2014-06-06 11:06

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has arrived at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal in Pretoria.

Arms deal commission dismisses LHR complaint

2014-05-30 07:24

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry says a complaint by Lawyers for Human Rights that they were prevented from cross-examining a witness is "disingenuous".

 

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.

Kasril's arms deal statement criticised

2014-06-10 12:12

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils's statement submitted to the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal has been criticised.

Naidoo willing to speak at arms deal probe

2014-06-09 14:32

Chief government negotiator in the arms deal Jayendra Naidoo has declared his willingness to answer all questions before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Get to the point, Seriti tells inquiry

2014-06-06 18:11

An evidence leader has been prompted to move along during the questioning of former deputy defence minister Ronnie Kasrils before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Arms deal commission postponed

2014-06-01 15:00

The commission of inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal in Pretoria has been postponed, says its spokesperson.

Lawyers 'hindered' from arms deal cross-examination

2014-05-29 08:52

Lawyers for Human Rights claim they were prevented from effectively cross-examining a key witness at the Seriti Commission into the arms deal after being given one day to consider 765 pages of evidence.

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