Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:20

 

The North Gauteng High Court has set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the controversial arms deal.

Corruption Watch and the Right2Know brought an application to review and set aside the findings of the controversial commission, headed by Judge Willie Seriti, which both organisations argued misled the public by exonerating politicians and public servants.

Judge President Dunstan Mlambo said that it is clear that the commission failed to inquire fully into the matters that it had to investigate. 

"The questions posed to the witnesses were hardly the questions of an evidence leader seeking to determine the truth," Mlambo said

He further said that the court is fortified in their view that the inquiry the commission was called upon to undertake "never materialised".

The commission was set up in 2011 by the former president Jacob Zuma and chaired by Judge Willie Seriti, who found no evidence of corruption in the deal.