The National Prosecutions Authority
will not comment on reports that the Hawks
handed over documents that may implicate
Chippy Shaik in alleged bribery involving
the arms deal
The National Prosecutions Authority has
refused to comment on reports that the Hawks
have handed over documents that may
implicate Shamin “Chippy” Shaik in bribery
involving the Arms Deal.
In an emailed reply to Business Day
requests, NPA spokesman, Mthunzi Mhaga,
referred all queries to the Hawks.
Earlier today, the Sowetan published a
report that the Hawks say they are in
possession of a signed agreement in which a
German arms dealer agreed to pay a bribe to
a group represented by Shamim “Chippy” Shaik,
the Sowetan reported on Friday.
Shaik, the brother of convicted fraudster
Schabir Shaik, was working for the defence
department as chief of acquisitions for the
arms deal at the time.
The newspaper said it had a copy of the
English translation of an agreement signed
by Christopher Hoenings, who was at the time
an executive at German warship manufacturer
“The last trip [July 27 to 30 1998] was
suggested by C Shaikh (sic), director
Defence Secretariat. During one of our
meetings he asked once again for explicit
confirmation that the verbal agreement made
with him for payment to be made in case of
success, to him and a group represented by
him, in the amount of US3 million (about R21
million,” the agreement reads, according to
Shaik was working for the Defence Department
at the time as chief of acquisitions for the
A source revealed yesterday that apart from
Shaik, another 21 politically-connected
South Africans allegedly benefited from the
Hawks spokesperson Musa Zondi confirmed to
Sowetan that they were in possession of the
The source said that using this evidence it
should take just months to finalise the
investigation into the German leg of the
arms deal - and not three years as Hawks
chief Anwa Dramat claimed to Parliament this
With acknowledgements to
shall never lie, the source shall never lie.
Unlike many other involved in this matter.
This is an open and shut case if the Germans
And they want to co-operate.
They initiated the co-operation.
The bribery agreement in any case was found
by the German investigators when they raided
Thyssen in Dusseldorf (maybe there was
another copy at sister company MAN-Ferrostaal's
premises in Essen.
And the Teutonic Memo is covered by dozens
of other equally relevant and red hot items
of documentary evidence.
This time Thyssen is going down.
Who is Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems's (TKMS)
Vice-President for International Sales?
Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) (Retired)
Jonathin Edwin Gold Kamerman, Project
Officer Project Sitron (POPS) and Project
Director Patrol Corvette and Coastal
"Retired" right out of the SA Navy in 2006
right into the lucrative job of
Vice-President for International Sales of
Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems's (TKMS).
Directly in contradiction of the Umbrella
Agreement with the German Frigate Consortium
(GFC) as part of the European South African
Corvette Consortium (ESACC).
An interesting other fact is the before the
Arms Deal, the SA Navy had never had a
projector director before.
It always had project officers, usually with
the rank of naval captain,
But the post director carries the rank of
Rear Admiral (Junior Grade).
But in the SANDF general officer and flag
(admiral) posts are fixed. Only the
president can create a new post of that
But none were available to Kamerman at that
But then president Thabo Mbeki at the
instance of then minister of defence Joe
Modise especially created that position and
awarded that position and rank to their
faithful servant Kamerman.
It is not surprising, because the corvette
project was very, very special. It was
indeed a done deal between Thabo Mbeki (with
President Nelson Mandela looking on) and
Chancellor Helmut Kohl, ably assist at the
next level by Christoph Hoenings, Klaus-J
Muller and Chippy Shaik and his 21 thieves.
Indeed once Mandela and Mbeki had decided to
whom to award the corvette contract, Mbeki
summoned Chief of the SA Navy Robert Claude
Simple Anderson and Kamerman to a "meeting".
There he instructed them how the corvette
project was to happen.
Simple Anderson also got paid by Thyssen
through the good offices of previous Chief
of the SA Navy Vice Admirable Andries
Putter, who was then working as an occult
agent for French interests in the Arms Deal.
Tell me it ain't true.
There merde is going to splatter.
Hopefully not my guts.