Pretoria - The North Gauteng High court will on Wednesday give its ruling on a review application brought by Corruption Watch and Right2Know campaign to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of inquiry into the controversial arms deal.
The two civil society groups argue that the 2016 findings by Judge Willie Seriti misled the public exonerating politicians and public servants in wrongdoing during the arms deal saga.
During hearings held in June, President Cyril Ramaphosa backed the claim by Corruption Watch and Right2Know. The president did not oppose their application.
Ramaphosa made the concession after the civil society organisations led evidence that the commission failed to investigate claims by the German police and Swiss authorities that arms acquisitions head Chippy Shaik was offered $3 million to allocate certain foreign companies a stake in the R60 billion arms deal.
The commission also failed to investigate claims that Shaik, ANC heavyweight Tony Yengeni, Tony Georgiades and Vice-Admiral Simpson Anderson accrued major benefits from the arms deal.