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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More arms deal allegations surface

SAS AmatolaTony Yengeni, former chairman of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence, apparently signed a R6 million kickback deal with a German company involved in a sale of frigates as part of the Arms Deal according to the Mail & Guardian.

This is yet another allegation to surface in the weeks running up to public hearings by Judge Willie Seriti’s Arms Procurement Commission at the beginning of August.

According to the weekly, German detectives found a copy of the agreement when they raided ThyssenKrupp offices. ThyssenKrupp, according to the paper, led the consortium that sold four corvettes, later re-classed as frigates, to South Africa.

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