In the run up to the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime, a public call was made for submissions. The public was asked to submit any evidence related to the three cases presented during the Tribunal that detail economic crimes relating to arms procurement over the three eras: 1.Apartheid sanctions busting, 2. 1999 Arms Deal and 3. State capture relating to Denel.
The Tribunal secretariat received a number of submissions from members of the public and civil society. Here we include those submissions that provide valuable context from which to read the three cases contained under the ‘Evidence’ tab.
During the Tribunal, a number of civil society organisations made presentations which spoke to the ongoing effects of corruption and economic crimes on the lives of the most vulnerable South Africans. The presentations ranged from the continued neglect of the victims of the apartheid regime’s many human rights abuses by Khulumani Support Group, to the underfunding of schools in rural areas by Equal Education, the devastating ripple effects of disruptions to the train services in Cape Town by #UniteBehind and many more vital cases.
Here, in addition to the public submissions we received, we include a number of the presentations shown during the civil society presentations during the first People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime.