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Arms deal critic Gavin Woods says he saw suspected whitewash coming

There is no evidence of bribery or corruption in the report released on the controversial arms deal by President Jacob Zuma.

The inquiry, known as the Seriti Commission, found that there was absolutely no foul play in the R70 billion arms procurement process.

Public finance professor Gavin Woods says that, although he is not satisfied by the probe, the findings aren't unexpected.

He says the integrity of the commission was already under question after several investigators withdrew from the probe.

The signs were there from the start, with all the controversies that surrounded this commission.

Gavin Woods, Director of the Anti-corruption Centre at Stellenbosch University

As a witness during the inquiry hearings, Woods says there were clear signs of bias, showing that the investigation would not be honest or sufficient.

He says it is too soon to tell whether any legal action could bring justice in the compelling case.

Listen to the full conversation:


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