Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hawks undertake to investigate new arms deal revelations

By Lelethu Mquqo
21 June 2011


The Democratic Alliance says the Hawks have undertaken to investigate new revelations of bribery in the multi-billion-Rands arms deal.

Defence spokesperson David Maynier says the head of the Hawks Anwar Dramat confirmed their intention in a letter.

The DA had written to Dramat requesting an investigation after defence company Saab admitted that its former partner BAE Systems had paid about R24 million to South African officials in the deal.

This related to the acquisition of 26 Gripen fighter jets from Saab/British Aerospace.

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