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QPC and others v The President and others

An application to compel the Deputy President to appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture. The Quaker Peace Centre, The FW de Klerk Foundation and AfriForum, all represented by a team of lawyers assembled by Accountability Now, have launched an urgent application in the Concourt seeking the appointment, by the Deputy President, of a […]

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Summons and Particulars of Claim – BAe Arms Deal

The action instituted by the Quaker Peace Centre concentrates on the biggest of the arms deals, that with BAe. It is intended to set a precedent. In terms of this deal, Hawk and Gripen fighter jets were acquired at a cost of R35 billion [at 2015 currency exchange rates, including interest accrued and with provision for […]

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The quest for a secret ballot is a zero sum game

Leaving aside such political advantages and disadvantages as there may be for delaying the vote in the no-confidence debate on the future of the President and his Cabinet, the notion that some handy guidance from the Constitutional Court may be forthcoming through the impending litigation is without foundation. The UDM may or may not persuade […]

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Are Zuma’s lies catching up with him?

There is something Al Capone-esque (remember, mere tax evasion charges brought the Chicago gangster to justice) about the latest turn of events in the Mxolisi Nxasana saga. Imagine a little lie in a long affidavit about a seemingly insignificant detail of the circumstances leading to the conclusion of a settlement agreement precipitating the end of […]

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Nxasana has his say

In an affidavit filed in the related civil proceedings former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana has rubbished the presidential version of events leading to the settlement agreement we attack as corrupt. He accuses the president of perjury and Michael Hulley is guilty of an attempt to get him to give false evidence in the civil proceedings. The […]

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