Guns, lies, politics: seeking a judicial inquiry into arms deal's whitewash commission

16 June 2019 - 00:01 By TARA DAVIS and DEBORAH MUTEMWA-TUMBO

What is the point of commissions of inquiry? Are they powerful tools for investigating issues of public concern that can ultimately bring about justice, or are they expensive political options used by those in power to pacify the public and justify impunity?

Corruption Watch and the Right2Know campaign have grappled with these questions for years. The battle to have them answered finally came before a court in mid-June, in the matter against the President of the Republic of SA and Others...

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