The following speech was delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, on Constitution Hill today. The speech centered the realignment of South African politics and the Road to 2019.
President Jacob Zuma has now received the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Fraud, Corruption, Impropriety or Irregularity in the Strategic Defence Procurement Package (“Arms Procurement Commission”). The Arms Procurement Commission, which was formally established on 04 November 2011, has taken more than four years to complete its work, and has…Read More
We need an inquiry into the R41.9 million spent on the Arms Procurement Commission’s evidence leaders
I have lodged a request for a formal inquiry into the excessive fees charged by counsel acting as evidence leaders for the Arms Procurement Commission. A reply to a DA parliamentary question reveals the Arms Procurement Commission’s evidence leaders have cost the taxpayer R41,9 million between the 2012/13 and 2014/15 Financial Years. The top-earning senior…Read More