De Lille Vindicated on Arms Deal
Congress MP Patricia de Lille said the Sunday Times report on African National
Congress chief whip Tony Yengeni's alleged mysterious acquisition of a luxury
vehicle vindicated some of her concerns about the R43bn arms deal.
One of the first to allege corruption in the arms
deal, she praised the newspaper's investigating team yesterday, saying it was
good such information was "coming out in the media, especially as there are
doubts about the official investigation".
De Lille called on
national assembly speaker Frene Ginwala to take action because an MP was
involved. "I call on the speaker to act now, since she previously said
there was no evidence of wrongdoing by an MP."
President Thabo Mbeki should also answer some questions in view of his statement that there was no prima facie evidence of a crime when he excluded the Heath investigating unit from the arms probe.
president aware of the allegations, and if not, why did national director of
public prosecutions Bulelani Ngcuka not tell him?"
She said in January
she had death threats for her stance on the arms deal. If people tried to
"take her out" it would not stop the PAC calling for a thorough
investigation into the arms deal.
concerned about my family than myself. People must just know that taking me out
will not stop this."
With acknowledgement to Sapa and Business Day.