Former President Thabo Mbeki says those who have made accusations that he was involved in arms deal corruption must present concrete evidence.
President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticized the move as Washington’s latest effort to be the sole global superpower.
Former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament and author Andrew Feinstein says the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to prosecute former President Jacob Zuma gives hope that others who were implicated in the arms deal would also face legal action.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has defended the decision of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee to approve the sale of arms to Turkey.
South Africa’s Denel could see some R30 billion ($1.97 billion) in deals over the next two years which should help it recover after struggling to pay salaries and relying on bailouts, the state arms firm said on Thursday.
Former ANC Member of Parliament, Andrew Feinstein believes Wednesday’s judgment, to set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission, will pave the way for the prosecution of those involved.
Former President Thabo Mbeki says even Patricia de Lille, the original whistle-blower on the multi-billion rand arms deal corruption did not have concrete evidence.
Civil society group, Corruption Watch wants high ranking politicians who were implicated in the country’s 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal held to account.
The death of Winnie Madikezela-Mandela, the charging of former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thomson CSF/Thint/Thales with corruption, and the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani have combined to bring South Africa’s arms deal scandal back into renewed focus. Coinciding with these events, the long-delayed release of Evelyn Groenink’s book Incorruptible […]
The United States has called on the United Nations Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran that was due to expire in October in order for the Middle Eastern country to start behaving like a “normal nation”.