The Arms Deal, a gateway to state capture
/ 28 December 2023

The Arms Deal, a gateway to state capture

The players in the weapons scandal involving bribes of about $300 million escaped justice

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/ 21 December 2007

Dangerous, covert liaisons

What a country. Both our president-in-waiting and our police chief separately face the prospect of corruption and racketeering charges; our previous national director of public prosecutions was accused of once being an apartheid-era spy and all but hounded out of office for pursuing the first investigation; our current national director was suspended by the president for pursuing the second, writes Sam Sole.

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/ 13 November 2007

‘Mbeki killed BAE bribery inquiry’

President Thabo Mbeki was involved in the African National Congress (ANC) leadership’s blocking of a parliamentary investigation into alleged bribery by BAE Systems and other weapons firms in South Africa’s biggest arms deal to date, according to a former MP who was driven out of the ANC for spearheading the inquiry.