Original arms deal whistle-blower Patricia de Lille says the Seriti commission was an “utter waste of time and taxpayers’ money”.
De Lille claims the main objective of the four-year-long investigation, which cost over R110-million, was to protect “one man” – President Jacob Zuma.
Zuma today announced the commission had found no evidence of bribery or corruption in the procurement process in 1999.
She claims commission chairperson, Judge Willie Seriti, knew long before the commission even started what its outcome was going to be.
“The only thing the judge had to do was design a process to get a predetermined outcome to give Jacob Zuma what he wanted.”
De Lille says the Seriti Commission’s findings are designed to prove former President Thabo Mbeki was not justified in firing Zuma as deputy president.
The current DA Western Cape leader, tabled an arms deal dossier in Parliament as a PAC Member of Parliament in 1999 that led to the successful prosecution of Tony Yengeni and Schabir Shaik, as well as charges against Zuma, which were later withdrawn.
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