Ramaphosa takes 'neutral stance' on arms deal application

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- citizen.co.za | 3 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office has taken a neutral stance on the application to set aside the findings of the arms deal commission of inquiry, chaired by Judge Willie Seriti.

The commission investigated allegations of fraud and corruption in the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages and exonerated everyone implicated. State legal advisor Advocate Nazeer Cassim said on Tuesday the Presidency supported the court application made by Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2know Campaign (R2K), which claim the findings were flawed and riddled with unfairness.

Cassim told the High Court in Pretoria that the Presidency was not opposing the court application to review and set aside the April 2016 findings by the commission.

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