DA wants are seeking for answers on the termination of the arms deal
18 October 2010
The Democratic Alliance has asked Themba Godi who is the chairman of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, to look into the termination of the investigation into the arms deal.
In a joint statement DA's David Maynier and Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille said “They need to explain why the investigation into corruption in the arms deal was closed”.
The DA have stated that the decision by General Anwar Dramat, Head of the Directorate Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), to shut down the arms deal investigation is part of the biggest cover-up of corruption in the history of South Africa.
The Democratic Alliance said the Hawks knew the arms deal corruption went all the way to the highest levels of government, and by closing the investigation they had effectively let some very big political fish off the hook.
The party will now be writing to Themba Godi, and requesting an urgent special hearing into the termination of the arms deals investigation by the Hawks.