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21 Apr 2016
1:04 pm

Arms deal report ‘a complete farce’

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Leaders of political parties slated the Seriti Commission of Inquiry's arms deal report as "shocking" among other words.

President Jacob Zuma. (File photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Simphiwe Nkwali)

Leaders of political parties slated the Seriti Commission of Inquiry’s arms deal report as “shocking” among other words.

The commission investigated allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity in the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages.

This comes after President Jacob Zuma released the report, which among other findings, found that “it was necessary for the SANDF to acquire the equipment in fulfilment of its constitutional mandate and international obligations of peacekeeping and peacemaking”.

Notably, the commission also found that “no evidence supported the allegations of bribery, corruption or fraud in terms of procurement process”.

After Zuma’s speech, the ANC ‏@MYANC tweeted: “#ANC trusts that the Commissions report will bring to finality the allegations & claims of wrongdoing in the #ArmsDeal”.

However, the findings, as expected, left some opposition parties’ leaders surprised, and others with unanswered questions.


Read full statement below:

Presidency Statement on Arms Deal


Here’s their response on Twitter: