The results of the final report of the Arms Procurement Commission have been revealed. The commission found no evidence of corruption or wrongdoing during the controversial bidding process for South Africa’s arms procurement deal.
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.
Chippy Shaik's testimony at the Arms Procurement Commission last week produced no revelations. He denied that he was guilty of soliciting bribes, manipulating tender decisions or ensuring that his brother Schabir benefited improperly from the multi-billion-rand acquisition of defence equipment.
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.