The Seriti commission, which exonerated top politicians, including former president Thabo Mbeki, of corruption in the multibillion-rand arms deal, misled the public and failed to uphold its mandate to investigate the claims of malfeasance it was aware of, according to Corruption Watch and Right2Know. On Thursday both filed a supplementary affidavit in the High Court in Pretoria in their bid to review and set aside Judge Willie Seriti’s 2016 findings which found that there was no corruption involved in the deal. Corruption Watch’s David Lewis said he believes that based on the commission’s incomplete record of its decision, it would be sufficient to review and set aside the findings. The two organisations say the documents they received revealed that the commission had hidden evidence of corruption; and that by failing to access information abroad, it made no attempt to investigate serious allegations of corruption put before it; and that the commission failed to investigate new alle...

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