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Seriti Commission almost done

William Baloyi says after public hearings conclude in November, they will need six months to compile a report.

FILE: William Baloyi says after public hearings conclude in November, they will need six months to compile a report. Picture: Belinda Moses/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Seriti Commission of Inquiry says it's nearing the completion of its work and no further delays are expected as it wraps up hearings on the controversial arms deal.

Advocate Tayob Aboobaker's unexpected resignation as the chief evidence leader has fueled speculation of fallout with Judge Willie Seriti.

But the commission has denied this.

The commission was set up by President Jacob Zuma to investigate alleged corruption during the procurement of arms.

The arms deal cost South Africa billions of rand and many of the so-called benefits of the deal haven't materialised.

Commission spokesperson William Baloyi says after public hearings conclude in November, the commission will need six months to compile a report.

"We're rounding off the work we're doing so obviously the work load has decreased to a certain level as we're moving towards completing the work."

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