UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 
ARMS DEAL VIP VEHICLE SCANDAL

STATEMENT ISSUED BY DR GERHARD KOORNHOF, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

The publishing of a list of names of people who had acquired their vehicles through arms suppliers has further pressurized the already taxed team of arms deal investigators.

The fact that the individuals named interacted with an arms supplier to acquire their vehicles unavoidably begs the question as to whether or not bribery was the main instigating factor. Furthermore, new names are being revealed and this raises the question about who they are and what their roles were in the arms acquisition. If these people are/were employed by the Denel or Armscor it has a direct bearing into any investigation of corruption, and must be investigated immediately.

The UDM expresses its grave concern in the light of the fact that it seems that not only politicians were involved, but also bureaucrats. Of special concern is the implication of Mr M Woerfel, the Managing Director of EADS, who acquired four vehicles, and has not adequately explained whom they were given to.

Enquiries:
Dr Gerhard Koornhof, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Public Accounts
083 308 6864

Cape Town
02 July 2001