Seriti Commission adjourned

2014-05-06 06:59

Johannesburg - The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal was adjourned on Monday, a spokesperson said.

The testimony of Admiral Anthony Howell was completed on one day, Monday, and would not proceed on Tuesday as originally planned, spokesperson William Baloyi said in a statement.

The hearings would continue on Thursday.

The commission, sitting in Pretoria and headed by Judge Willie Seriti, is investigating allegations of corruption in the multi-billion rand 1999 arms deal.

  • Wayne Anthony Faulds - 2014-05-06 07:17

    Anyone surprised?

      Scouter Four-One - 2014-05-06 07:39

      Nice work if you can get it - there are more adjournments in this farce than the OP trial!

  • Sisie Indola - 2014-05-06 07:38

    Was there going to be any other scenario - and what were the findings oh wait that would be under the secrecy act - it was all a white wash - another waste of money. Surprise surprise!

  • Andrew M - 2014-05-06 07:44

    Why not postpone indefinitely? Nothing much will really come from this loaded commission, far less the truth.

  • Arthur Salvado - 2014-05-06 07:46

    Waste of money. IT will NEVER be revealed how the money was stolen. All we know is that it was 100s of millions. Viva

  • Henk Venter - 2014-05-06 08:53

    In the case Zuma v National Director of Public Prosecutions (8652/08) ZAKZHC 71 (12 September 2008) Mr Justice Chris Nicholson states that corruption is a bilateral offence and that it can not be committed by a person alone. He finds it bizarre that Zuma and Shaik were not charged and tried together as there were a prima facie case against Zuma. Zuma insisted that he wants his day in court to proof his innocense. He went on and did went to court using taxpayes money to fight each and every decision to prevent the court to hear the case against him. He made sure Shaik get out of jail illegally by misuse of power. Still corruption. He then after a very long time appointed this commission with lots of question marks around it. Fact is Zuma is the Mugabe of SA!!! He will fight till the last to stay on as president for two reasons - the access to taxpayers money and the stay out of jail card......,

  • John Stoltz - 2014-05-06 09:17

    Just a waste of tax payers money, and nobody will be prosecuted, yet millions found it's way into certain connected bank accounts!!! The moral fibre in the RSA has become a fiction of the average South African leaders' imagination !!!!

  • Helen Eldridge - 2014-05-06 20:09

    They probably didn't like the lunch. Or they were upset they wouldn't be able to sit glued to their TV's all day to watch the OP trial. SHAME!

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