Court reserves judgment in arms deal report case

Corruption in the arms deal of the 90s is being covered up. This is according to civil society organisations.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa's legal representatives have told the North Gauteng High Court he doesn't intend to oppose an application brought by civil society organisations to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission.

Judgment has been reserved.

The inquiry had been tasked to look into allegations of corruption in the multi-billion dollar arms deal.

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The commission, in the end, concluded that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing.

It cleared government officials of any wrongdoing in connection with the R70-billion procurement deal.

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Corruption Watch and Right 2 Know are arguing that the commission misled the public and ignored evidence of corruption.

The commission was set up in 2011 by then Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe.

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