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Maimane: Arms Deal commission ignored important probes

22 April 2016 - 13:21 By TMG Digital

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday criticised the Seriti commission of inquiry into the Arms Deals for electing to ignore certain reports submitted to it. Speaking at the Noord Street taxi rank in Johannesburg‚ Maimane said the outcome of the commission – which President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday had found there was “not a single iota of evidence” of bribery involving officials or ministers – was “deeply disappointing”.He said “a number of reports that were tabled at the commission” were ruled to be “inadmissible” as “those were leaked reports” when those probes “should have been interrogated further”.Maimane said it was confounding that‚ while people in other countries around the word have been “found guilty of corruption when it comes to the Arms Deals”‚ but in South Africa people have been “absolved of responsibility”.“This matter…it’s becoming a culture… the conclusion that the Presidency draws is the fact that no one can be held accountable‚” Maimane said...

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