Publication: Daily News Issued: Date: 2001-08-29 Reporter: Editor:

Arms Deal Hearing


Publication  Daily News
Date 2001-08-29
Reporter Sapa


Cross-examination of private defence contractor Mr. Robert Young in the public hearing into South Africa's arms deal will continue in Pretoria today.

Young is the MD of Communications Computer Intelligence Integration Systems (CCII), a defence information technology company.

He contends there were irregularities in the awarding of a R40 million tender for information management systems used in the four corvette ships South Africa bought under the arms package.

CCII was named the preferred supplier of these systems, Young claims. The tender was, however, awarded to French company Detexis, the sister company of African Defence Systems (ADS), of which arms acquisition head Chippy Shaik's brother, Schabir, is a shareholder and director.

With acknowledgements to Sapa and Daily News.