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Johannesburg - The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal has been postponed to October 14, a spokesman said on Thursday.
This was to allow for the declassification of certain documents, commission spokesman William Baloyi said in a statement.
“The commission will also consult with people and individuals mentioned during the testimony of witnesses.”
SABC radio reported on Wednesday that Shamin “Chippy” Shaik, who was the chief of acquisitions for the SA National Defence Force during the arms deal, may be subpoenaed to appear before the commission.
Earlier this week, arms procurement parastatal Armscor said it was not involved in procurement in the arms deal.
Acting general manager of acquisitions Dawie Griesel reportedly told the commission there had been a deviation from standard policy procedures.
President Jacob Zuma appointed the commission in 2011 to investigate alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand deal.
The government acquired, among other items, 26 Gripen fighter aircraft and 24 Hawk lead-in fighter trainer aircraft for the air force.
The defence and military veterans' department, Armscor, and the Treasury are expected to make presentations to the commission on the rationale behind the acquisitions.