Lekota denies benefitting from arms deal
By Khanyisa Tabata
18 September 2011
Congress of the People president Mosiuoa Lekota has denied ever benefitting from the arms deal during his tenure as defence minister.
His statement follows President Jacob Zuma's announcement of plans to appoint a commission of inquiry into the deal.
Lekota says he was not involved when the agreement was being negotiated and only came into government during the implementation phase.
The Cope leader adds that having not cleared his name in a court of law, Zuma now has a chance of doing so before the commission if he is innocent.