According to evidence from official investigations, the former defence minister was central to claims about corruption surrounding the deal.
Former Scopa chairperson Gavin Woods says Joe Modise, who died in 2001, benefited from the arms deal - although not in cash.
Asking phase two witnesses to disprove statements made by government witnesses will not get to the bottom of the arms deal.
Richard Young failed to arrive as expected to testify about the allegations of fraud and corruption surrounding the arms deal.
Richard Young will take the stand carrying in his back pocket allegations of French and German bribes and the case against Jacob Zuma.
The commissionâ€™s questions will be limited to his role in implementing the policy groundwork to buy arms, and his opinion on its affordability.
Concluding his evidence, former finance Trevor Manuel has rejected claims he said there were issues with the arms deal that wouldn't be uncovered.
After Tshwane police declined the rights group's request to picket during Trevor Manuel's arms deal testimony, a high court has given it the go-ahead.
The official figure for the controversial 1999 defence procurement package from the National Treasury is R46.666-billion, according to a news report.
The commission has not declassified all the documents before it, and legal teams are still not given adequate time to prepare for cross-examinations.
The Seriti commission of inquiry, which is investigating alleged corruption in SA's multibillion-rand arms deal, is set to resume in January.
Lawyers are outraged over the freeing of an arms dealer on the run for a huge debt repayment scam
We speak to Paul Holden, who undertook his own cross examination of key witnesses because he felt the arms deal commission was not getting answers.
Arms inquiry employees whose contracts are coming to an end have been informed by letter.
Three high-profile witnesses have raised concerns about a lack of openness at the arms deal commission, which has resumed its inquiry.
The M&G's Sarah Evans explains everything you need to know about the arms deal commission, the evidence so far and the controversy surrounding it.
Reporter Sarah Evans tells us why the navy believes the country needs its multibillion-rand frigates, and what developments we can expect.
The first week of public hearings at the arms commission has ended in a controversial perjury row involving witness leader advocate Simmy Lebala.