Pretoria - The North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday reviewed and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the controversial arms deal.
Corruption Watch and the Right2Know brought an application to review and set aside the findings of the controversial commission, headed by Judge Willie Seriti, which both organisations argued misled the public by exonerating politicians and public servants.
The inquiry cost almost R140 million.
Judge Dustan Mlambo handing down judgment, said while it was accepted that courts must to be cautious before exercising any power of review over the proceedings of a commission.
"Where the uncontested evidence reveals so manifest a set of errors of law, a clear failure to test evidence of key witnesses, a refusal to take account of documentary evidence which contained the most serious allegations which were relevant to its inquiry, the principal of legality dictates only one conclusion: that the findings of such a commission must be set aside".