ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS DESMOND TUTU AND FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK PETITION PRESIDENT KGALEMA MOTLANTHE TO APPOINT ARMS DEAL JUDICIAL COMMISSION BY 10 DECEMBER 2008
A joint letter signed by Nobel Peace laureates Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk has been delivered to President Kgalema Motlanthe’s office on 2 December 2008. It reads as follows:
Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Arms Deals
1. We write to you as concerned citizens and in conjunction with the organizations listed in annexure A, all of whom are deeply troubled about the state of the rule of law, accountability and constitutionality in our country. We address you with the request that you appoint an independent and public judicial commission of inquiry into the arms deals in terms of your responsibilities under section 84 (2)(f) of the Constitution.
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