ARTICLES RELATING TO ARMS DEAL

Friday Briefing | Waiting in the wings: Billy Downer's long wait is finally over

2019-10-18 06:00

Nearly 20 years after the so-called arms deal docket came into the mustachioed prosecutor's purview, the corruption case against the former president is still consuming senior State advocate Billy Downer's time and energy, writes Mandy Wiener.

Helen Zille: 10 years of court battles to 'Stop Zuma' finally pay off

2019-10-14 05:00

It is sobering to think that the "nine wasted Zuma years" (and an estimated $50bn lost to corruption) might have been avoided had he faced charges related to the arms deal earlier, writes Helen Zille.

Why the arms deal judgment will have implications for future commissions of inquiry

2019-08-24 10:09

The recent arms deal judgment will have implications for commissions of inquiry going forward. In a precedent-setting judgment, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria set aside the findings of the 2015 Seriti commission report into the billion-rand arms deal.

Arms deal ruling: Seriti's conduct may now be called into question - analyst

2019-08-22 06:26

With the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruling that the findings in the arms deal commission be set aside, it’s now as if the Seriti commission "never took place".

Ruling on arms deal shows that rule of law still prevails - De Lille

2019-08-21 18:57

Patricia de Lille, who first blew the whistle on the arms deal, believes the Gauteng High Court judgment setting aside the findings of the Seriti commission is evidence that the rule of law still prevails.

ANALYSIS: Arms deal judgment unlikely to reopen Mbeki-era prosecutions

2019-08-21 14:08

It is now safe to say that Seriti's inquiry was a whitewash and probably designed to be that way from the start, when former president Jacob Zuma – who himself benefited from the deal – appointed Seriti.

OPINION | Arms Deal whistleblowers: Judgment setting aside Seriti findings will have profound impact on SA politics

2019-08-21 12:40

The decision by the court on the Seriti commission is the result of tireless efforts by civil society. It shows that impunity and cover-ups do not work, write Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie van Vuuren.

Seriti Commission process 'flawed' - lawyers tell court

2019-06-11 15:02

The process of the Seriti Commission, which found that there was no evidence of corruption in the "arms deal", was flawed, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

'I was not sure NPA's prospects of success were strong enough for a winnable case against Zuma,' Ngcuka says in court papers

2019-03-13 08:55

There was doubt whether the case of corruption against former president Jacob Zuma more than 10 years ago was "winnable", former NPA boss Bulelani Ngcuka has said.

Zuma: Corruption case another attempt to tarnish my name

2018-11-20 14:44

Former president Jacob Zuma claims the corruption case against him is nothing more than an attempt to prejudice him and declare him "synonymous with crime and corruption", says a report.

 

ANALYSIS: The inevitable diminishing of Jacob Zuma

2019-10-18 06:00

Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, and many South Africans feared he would. His appearance this week in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg was just downright sad. Not even Carl Niehaus was there, writes Pieter du Toit.

Zuma has a case to answer to - DA comments on dismissal of stay of prosecution bid

2019-10-11 12:43

The DA has welcomed the decision of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg to dismiss former president Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution, maintaining that there is a case he has to answer to.

Seriti stands by his arms deal findings - report

2019-08-22 14:33

Retired Judge Willie Seriti, who chaired the arms deal commission of inquiry, says he stands by his report, despite a High Court ruling that rubbished the findings and set them aside.

Taxpayers forking out for arms deal inquiry costs are 'sponsoring their own robbery' - EFF

2019-08-21 23:10

South Africans must ask why now-retired Judge Willie Seriti, and/or those who appointed him, are not being asked to pay personal costs after the High Court set aside the findings of the arms deal commission of inquiry, the EFF says.

Seriti commission never set up to investigate truth, only to clear names of those implicated - DA

2019-08-21 17:13

The DA has welcomed the High Court judgment on the Seriti commission, saying that the arms deal commission was never set up to investigate the truth, but only to clear the names of those implicated.

Seriti arms deal report can no longer be used as a defence by Zuma - former MP Andrew Feinstein

2019-08-21 13:38

If the corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma proceeds to trial, he will no longer be able to use the arms deal commission of inquiry, which found that there was no evidence against him, as a defence.

Arms Deal: Seriti inquiry findings set aside

2019-08-21 10:38

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside the findings of the arms deal commission.

Court date set for review of Arms Deal commission's findings

2019-06-07 15:44

Civil society organisations Corruption Watch and Right2know will, on June 11 and 12, head to the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti commission.

One last chance for accountability in the arms deal – the original state capture

2018-12-02 06:00

The arms deal changed everything. It vulgarised our politics and made us so cynical that it is normal now for corruption to go unpunished, writes Sarah Evans.

Zuma expected to file papers seeking a permanent stay of prosecution

2018-11-16 07:53

Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to file papers in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court seeking a permanent stay of prosecution in his corruption case.

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