Former President Thabo Mbeki has held a media briefing on a number of issues including the state of governance, illicit financial flows and the arms deal report.
According to EWN's Govan Whittles, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation says Africa loses over 80 billion US dollars through illicit financial flows.
Regarding the Seriti Commission, Mbeki has supported the arms deal report findings and says that corruption claims have not been substantiated.
He believes that the claims of the commission being a whitewash are driven by the same people who didn't accept the previous findings; essentially saying that he agrees that there was no corruption.— Govan Whittles, EWN reporter
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:
Mbeki on arms deal report:
#Mbeki: It becomes very frustrating when same person who could'nt produce a single fact at commission, pops up to say there is corruption.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 25, 2016
Mbeki on illicit financial flows:
#Mbeki - Implementation of the recommendations: In February spoke to US govt, IMF, World Bank & UN about recovering this stolen money.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 25, 2016
#Mbeki - We need to find a mechanism to track progress in recovering IFF and stopping it. GW— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 25, 2016
#Mebki - Africa keenly interested in making progress in slowing down and ultimately stopping illicit financial outflows. GW— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 25, 2016