Publication: SACP Issued: Date: 2006-07-10 Reporter: Malesela Maleka Reporter: Reporter:

SACP Statement on Investigations by German Prosecutors on South Africa’s Arms Deal

Media Statement

Issued by :
Malesela Maleka, SACP spokesperson

The SACP is extremely concerned and disturbed about the continuing and latest allegations in the media about the circumstances surrounding the tender processes in the South African arms deal. We are particularly disturbed about the allegations emanating from the German media about a bribe allegedly paid to a senior South African politician on the arms deal. We hope that the German authorities will leave no stone unturned to get into the bottom of these allegations, so that no cloud continues to hang over the arms deal.

Our concerns also arise from the fact that there are still too many allegations around the South African arms deal, and this does not augur well for the image of our country in general, and that arms deal in particular.

In order to get to the bottom of all these allegations, the SACP also calls upon our National Prosecutions Authority to be seized with these new allegations, and proactively approach its German counterparts towards a thorough and conclusive investigation. As the SACP we will closely monitor all these developments.

Issued by: SACP

Malesela Maleka
SACP spokesperson
Tel: 011 339 3621
Fax: 011 339 4244
Cell: 082 226 1802

With acknowledgements to Malesela Maleka and the SACP.