Arms deal critics withdraw from commission

Pretoria - Arms deal critics Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie Van Vuuren have withdrawn from the commission probing the 1999 multi-billion rand arms procurement deal.

"After careful consideration, with great disappointment we have decided to withdraw all participation in the Seriti Commission of Inquiry," Van Vuuren told reporters in Pretoria on Thursday.

"We have not made our decision lightly."

Van Vuuren said the decision was taken due to serious concerns the three had with the way the commission had conducted itself.

The commission, chaired by Judge Willie Seriti, was appointed by President Jacob Zuma three years ago to investigate alleged corruption in the arms deal.

Dawid Jacobs 2014-08-28 12:53:35 PM
It was ALWAYS going to be a farce.....waste of our tax money as always - rather start focussing on how to stop paying tax to the commie, capitalist anc regime
Andries Hendrik Pretorius 2014-08-28 12:54:16 PM
Seriti was clearly appointed to whitewash Zuma and others' crimes. Semitic is not a judge he is a lackey.
Louis Van Den Elst 2014-08-28 01:02:21 PM
Why all the over up and why does everything take so long to be finalised when the ANC and their leaders are involved What has he brought to the table that is positive and have improved conditions and situations innSA ?
Fritz Louw 2014-08-28 01:02:45 PM
And don’t forget that Armscor and African Defence Systems (ADS) are also guilty of other fraud and theft of taxpayer’s money in addition to their abhorrent roles they played during the corrupt and scandalous arms deal. These criminal, disgraceful and fundamentally corrupt organisations are both a shame for South Africa – in the past, now and it looks like in the future as well. The reader may also Google: “Fritz Louw” Armscor; “Fritz Louw” African Defence Systems; “Fritz Louw” whistling in the wind; “Fritz Louw” Taljaard release SAS Mendi. Heibrin Venter: “Blow it out of your ear. You post the same cr*p over and over. Did Armscor or ADS fire you at some stage?? Regardless of what they became post '94, Armscor was SA's saviour pre-'94, and was a highly respected, innovative arms manufacturer”. Yes, they did fire me shamelessly because I started to reveal serious irregularities (in fact fraud and theft of taxpayer’s money) of which at the end I was proved to be correct. Amen. On Friday 30 July 1999 I made these massive criminalities committed by both Armscor and ADS known to inter alia Chippy Shaik, the then Chief of Acquisitions of SANDF, in a 2 page statement: Please Google: MyNews24 Letter to Chippy Shaik 20131021. This was of course a grave mistake on my side because I did not know that Shaik was in bed with ADS all along. The following Monday a tragic and colossal cover-up exercise by both ADS and Armscor was started and that lasted for several months. All on record.
Queen Mfulwane 2014-08-28 01:10:29 PM
As always,theres no truth relatedvto zuma only his death will be the truth
Grant Rowe 2014-08-28 01:14:41 PM
Just what Zuma does. Undermine for so long that eventually people give up
Terrence Schwartz 2014-08-28 01:26:26 PM
Elaborate then, Arms Deal Critics.
Kwaaitjie Kabouter 2014-08-28 01:36:21 PM
Surely they gave more reasons? Did any reporter try to interview them or do we have internet searchers regurgitating Sapa and Reuters?
Sipho Tshabalala 2014-08-28 01:54:58 PM
Take it to the Supreme court in Bloem clearly ders unbiased rulings there, it's tried and tested an proven TODAY ask ZUMA hahahhahahahahah!!!
Utopian Indigent 2014-08-28 04:17:19 PM
This commission was a scam and a waste of tax money from the start. Just another of 1000's examples how government waste billions so that kids die like in Bloemhof waterscandal and pensioners starve while Zuma's eat too much Kentucky and become like Khulubhuse.