- The High Court has set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission in a ruling passed down today
- Judge President Dunstan Mlambo found that the inquiry had failed to truly investigate the matters before it
- The inquiry had been established by Jabob Zuma in 2011 and had found no evidence of corruption in contracts the state entered into with European defence entities
Judge President Dunstan Mlambo has set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.
News24 reports that the High Court had found the inquiry had failed to fully investigate the situation at hand, with Mlambo saying:
"The questions posed to the witnesses were hardly the questions of an evidence leader seeking to determine the truth."
The inquiry had been set up in 2011 to investigate alleged corruption in deals entered into between the state and numerous foreign defence companies.
IOL reports that Jacob Zuma had established the commission to probe the allegations, which took place during Thabo Mkbeki's reign in 1999. The inquiry cost around R140 million, and all for naught.
Corruption Watch and Right2Know have succeeded in their bid to have the findings of the commission cast aside, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Mlambo had noted no effort had been made to confront Fana Hlongwane's statement to the commission, omitting key information about the payments that had been made to him in relation to the deal.
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