The Seriti commission failed in investigating the infamous arms deal. That is what non-profit organisations Right2Know and Corruption Watch said on Thursday after filing “damning new evidence” at the Pretoria High Court. Corruption Watch head of legal and investigations Leanne Govindsamy said: “Never has it been more important to expose the flawed and inadequate processes followed by the Seriti commission‚ and the way that key information was ignored‚ so as to arrive at the conclusion that there was no evidence of corruption in the arms deal.” In a joint statement‚ the organisations said their supplementary affidavits alleged that the commission lied to the public and hid evidence of corruption by failing to access information abroad; made no attempt to investigate serious allegations of corruption put before it; and failed to investigate new allegations that have come to light. TimesLIVE reported in 2012 that SA bought four frigates‚ three submarines‚ helicopters‚ jet training airc...

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