For years Richard Young has worked to expose the corruption that he believes lies at the heart of South Africa's multi-billion-rand arms deal. Tomorrow he takes the stand at the Arms Procurement Commission, which is tasked with probing allegations of fraud and corruption in the deal.
Those who have sought to help the Seriti Commission by bringing evidence of wrongdoing to its attention, have been treated as if they are the subject of the probe, while those who should be answering questions are not required to do so, write Anine Kriegler and Murray Hunter.
Judge Willie Seriti has been given another five months - a third extension - in which to finish investigating bribery, corruption and other acts of impropriety which are alleged to have tainted the arms deal of 1999.
I have been following the Seriti Commission hearings into the arms deal and have a couple of questions: if there is general dissatisfaction with the procedures, are the process or outcomes subject to judicial review? How will the findings Judge Seriti makes be enforced? And is a commission subject to the same considerations of fairness as a court?