Arms deal inquiry set to resume

2013-08-19 07:20
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Pretoria - The inquiry into the arms deal is expected to resume in Pretoria on Monday.

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry, chaired by Justice Willie Seriti with Justice Thekiso Musi as a member, was postponed by a fortnight after lawyers for the defence department said time was needed to decide how to proceed with the declassification of documents relevant to the inquiry.

On 5 August, Seriti said he received a draft of an urgent court application against the commission on 4 August.

One of the concerns raised was whether the commission could continue with only two commissioners, following the announcement of Justice Francis Legodi's resignation on 1 August.

The applicant, the defence department, believed the commission could not proceed with just two commissioners. Seriti said at the time that this was a decision President Jacob Zuma needed to make.

On 6 August, the presidency said the inquiry would continue as a two-person commission while Zuma considered whether to appoint a third member.

The commission is investigating alleged corruption in the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal.

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