"Bribe and Commission" took center stage at the Seriti Commission

What is commission ? What is a bribe ? The argument that took centre stage at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the billion rand arms deal.

Former...

What is commission ? What is a bribe ? The argument that took centre stage at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the billion rand arms deal.

Former president Thabo Mbeki has testified that there's nothing wrong with paying commissions in business deals, but that it constitutes bribery when money changes hands with a decision-maker.

Mbeki was cross-examined by Lawyers for Human Rights, in his capacity as then chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee which oversaw the arms deal.