President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, released the findings of the Seriti Commission, which investigated possible bribery and corruption in the arms deal.
After a four year long investigation, President Zuma says the Commission did not find any evidence of bribery or corruption in the procurement process of the equipment.
He says according to the report he received, the equipment procured was needed, has been well used.
He adds that the initial assurance to create jobs and other opportunities, have indeed materialized.
Listen to the full conversation on the Pippa Hudson Show:
Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille was the first public figure to speak out about possible corruption in the R70 billion deal. Pippa Hudson speaks to her to find out how she feels about the report released this morning.
I am not surprised and its utter waste of the tax payers money— Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town
This outcome that we see today was decided long before the commission started, and Judge Seriti only had to design a process to get a predetermined outcome to give President Zuma what he wanted.— Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town
These findings were designed to protect one man, President Zuma— Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town
As a country, we can only put our faith in the hands of the independent judiciary— Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town