Expect more details on arms inquiry soon – Zuma

2011-10-03 07:46

 President Jacob Zuma today said he would soon release further details on the arms deal commission of inquiry.

“We will release further details as soon as we have concluded the preparatory process,” said Zuma.

He was speaking during a business breakfast in Sandton this morning organised by the New Age newspaper and SABC.

The session was organised to give the president the opportunity to update the country about the progress that Zuma’s administration had made since the state of the nation address at the beginning of the year.

Zuma recently announced he would set up a commission of inquiry into South Africa’s controversial multi-million rand arms deal.

The commission’s terms of reference still had to be released, and it was not yet known who would preside over inquiry.

Zuma said the commission of inquiry would be transparent.

“We are a country that believes in transparency. We decided to have the commission of inquiry because people have been raising questions for a long time,” he said.

He said people who have been calling for an investigation into the controversial arms deal should thank him for instituting the commission of inquiry.

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