ANC WELCOMES THE ANNOCUNCEMENT OF THE DETAILS OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE SDPP
The African National Congress (ANC) welcomes government announcement on the details of the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity in the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages.
These details as announced by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Cde Jeff Radebe, on the Commission's work, will bring to an end years of speculation and scepticism on the processes leading towards the appointment of a preferred bidder to supplier our Country with Arms.
Furthermore, the terms of the Commission will help us to determine the number of job opportunities created through this important State procurement process; it will further provide answers as to whether any person/s within and or outside our government improperly influenced the award or conclusion of any of the contracts awarded and concluded in the SDPP procurement process.
Ultimately, the process will allow us to answer questions of whether there has been or not any act of fraud or corruption committed during this procurement process.
The ANC would like to restate its position and commitment to the fight against any forms of crime and corruption. Equally the ANC will welcome the outcomes of this Commission and call upon all South African to support its workings.
Statement issued by Jackson Mthembu, ANC National Spokesperson, October 27 2011
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