President Jacob Zuma announces arms deal commission of enquiry
By Lelethu Mquqo
15 September 2011
President Jacob Zuma has announced that he will establish a commission of enquiry into the controversial arms deal.
New information concerning the allegedly corrupt deal is now emerging from Sweden and Germany.
The Constitutional Court is set to rule on the matter in early November.
ANC spokesperson Brian Sokutu says they welcome Zuma’s decision.
Opposition parties also welcomed the announcement.
The Democratic Alliance says it has been calling for such action for the last ten years.
Party leader Helen Zille says the public has the right to finally know the truth.
The Freedom Front Plus says the arms deal has tarnished the image of not only the SA National Defence Force, but of the entire country.
FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald says the commission should remain above suspicion and as such should be comprised of members of the judiciary.