Judges named for arms deal probe

2011-10-24 16:10

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Willie Seriti to head a commission of inquiry into SA's controversial arms deal.

Seriti is a member of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

The commission has a two-year mandate.

Other members are Justice Willem van der Merwe, deputy judge president of the North Gauteng High Court and Justice Francis Legodi, judge of the North Gauteng High Court.

Zuma caused a stir when he announced the investigation into the multi-billion dollar arms procurement package, which has been repeatedly dogged by controversy.

  • Kev47 - 2011-10-24 17:07

    The President's been busy today! Firing ministers, appointing judges. Whatever next?

  • zaatheist - 2011-10-24 17:55

    Is there just the faintest glimmer of hope?

  • Dewet - 2011-10-25 01:42

    Finally some raised expectations for a better, more efficient team Unless there are some political motives behind this, I am actually starting to be impressed more and more by JZ. He is proving to be better than Mbeki. Who would've thought?

  • george60 - 2011-10-26 18:35

    The arms we got were already obsolete (expired) when we got it? Mr Zuma why 2 years why so long, they already know who are involve, just a matter of call out the names, claim back the funds and lock them up forever.

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