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The Arms Deal Virtual Press Office


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The  Arms  Deal Towards the end of 1999, the South African Government signed contracts totalling US$4,8 billion (R30 billion in 1999 rands) to modernise its defence equipment, which included the purchase of corvettes, submarines, light utility helicopters, lead-in fighter trainers and advanced light fighter aircraft. The purpose of this Virtual Press Office (VPO) is to follow the thread of certain questions being raised and investigations being undertaken into this controversial arms deal.

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Quitting Seriti commission: Arms deal 'letter bomb' ***

Former cop drops Zuma spy tapes bombshell

So farce, so good: Zuma and the arms deal ***



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Licence probe to exclude Zuma and Maharaj 2014-08-17 Weekend Argus
Maynier defends draft arms report 2014-08-13 Business Day
So farce, so good: Zuma and the arms deal *** 2014-08-11 Daily Maverick
Resignations take arms deal probe from mess to 'farce' *** 2014-08-11 Mail and Guardian
Quitting Seriti commission: Arms deal 'letter bomb' *** 2014-08-08 Mail and Guardian
Did Parliament really sign off on the arms deal? 2014-08-07 Mail and Guardian
Former cop drops Zuma spy tapes bombshell 2014-08-03 Weekend Argus
Arms shouldn’t give legs to graft 2014-07-29 City Press
Newspaper betrayed source: NGO 2001-03-19 News24


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