President Jacob Zuma faces serious corruption charges relating to the arms deal but has protested his innocence. Here's how the saga has unfolded.
We trace Zuma's path to the latest judgment on whether he should be prosecuted on corruption charges relating to the arms deal and spy tapes.
Commissions of inquiry rarely live up to the expectations of those who have demanded their establishment.
Few foresaw just how comprehensively the Seriti commission's report bleaches out the slightest taint of government wrongdoing, writes Drew Forrest.
Few foresaw just how comprehensively the Seriti commission's report bleaches out the slightest taint of government wrongdoing.
All the controversy has returned to haunt the findings of an investigation badly compromised, with the Seriti commission making no findings.
As the commission of inquiry into the arms deal wrapped up this week, the M&G's Sarah Evans looks back at the controversy.
Richard Young has argued at the arms deal commission that the tender process employed was illogical and illegitimate.
Arms deal critic Richard Young has questioned Cabinet's role in the arms deal, saying that final decisions were "strangely" being made by Cabinet.
Jeff Radebe's bid to grease a dodgy Nigerian weapons deal has raised questions about the return of bodies from the collapsed TB Joshua church.
The former chief of acquisitions for the South African National Defence Force denies having a hand in dodgy deals and influencing tender awards.
Hennie Van Vuuren, author and key critic of the arms deal, has declined to take the oath or give evidence at the arms procurement commission.
President Jacob Zuma has spent the last few years deciding exactly what is and what isn’t a Western thing. Eiffel Tower, anyone?
A group of organisations calling for the Sereti inquiry's disbanding said a commission statement labelling them 'foot soldiers' was racist.
Anti-arms deal campaigner Terry Crawford-Browne has criticised the arms deal contracts and recommends Jacob Zuma blacklist companies like Thales.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was one of the MPs who exposed details on the arms deal, the inquiry heard.
An arms deal critic has said that Tony Blair should have been summoned to testify at the Seriti commission.
According to evidence from official investigations, the former defence minister was central to claims about corruption surrounding the deal.