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President Jacob Zuma receives final report from Arms Deal Commission

30 Dec 2015

President receives final report from the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages Commission of Enquiry

President Jacob Zuma has today, 30 December 2015, received the final report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPP), commonly known as the Arms Deal Commission.

The Commission, chaired by Judge Willie Seriti, was established by the President in September 2011 to investigate allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity in the arms procurement process.

The President received the report in Durban today from Judge Seriti accompanied by Judge Thekiso Musi, a member of the Commission.

The report will be processed and further communication will be made in due course.

The Commission completed its public hearings and other processes in June 2015 and commenced with the report writing phase which was completed in December 2015 as per the terms of reference of the Commission, thus submitting the report to the President a day before the deadline.

President Zuma expressed his gratitude to Judge Seriti and all members of the Commission for the work done that ensured the successful conclusion of the work of the Commission.

President Zuma also wishes to thank all witnesses who participated in the Commission and who have contributed to its success.

Bongani Majola 
Cell: 082 339 1993


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