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Terry Crawford-Browne: “The Seriti Commission has Degenerated Into a Farce” (Plus: Video)

Eye on the DiamondsTerry Crawford-Browne, activist and author of Eye on the Diamonds, “has requested public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela to intervene and ask Justice Minister Jeff Radebe and Zuma to terminate the commission when its mandate expires in November”, reports Glynnis Underhill for the Mail & Guardian.

Following multiple resignations from the commission and delays in getting the hearings underway, Crawford-Browne commented that, “The Seriti commission has degenerated into a farce, and a gross waste of public money”.

Crawford-Browne, who forced President Jacob Zuma’s hand by taking him to court to pressure for an investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding South Africa’s R70-billion arms deal, believes the arms procurement commission has become a “farce”.

Crawford-Browne has requested public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela to intervene and ask Justice Minister Jeff Radebe and Zuma to terminate the commission when its mandate expires in November.

Crawford-Browne appeared in a recent episode of the investigative journalism show Carte Blanche, which focused on the problem of financing the maintenance and personnel requirements for the aircrafts purchased in the arms deal:

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