De Lille again has them Shaik-ing in their shoes

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WHAT HAP­PENED| THE ID LEADER Pa­tri­cia de Lille caused a sen­sa­tion again last week when, af­ter re­turn­ing to the coun­try from a visit abroad, she said that Chippy Shaik, the SA Defence Force’s for­mer head of ar­ma­ments pur­chas­ing, had de­manded about R21m from a Ger­man ar­ma­ments com­pany be­fore he would au­tho­rise the pur­chase of corvettes for the navy. De Lille also gave the press a Ger­man re­port about this.

WHAT THE OTH­ERS SAID THE DAILY BEELD said in its com­ments about De Lille’s latest al­le­ga­tions that she liked caus­ing a stir and then sit­ting back to see what hap­pened. “That’s her way – but in the past she has usu­ally not been far wide of the mark.” The pa­per says that at least her al­le­ga­tions should be prop­erly in­ves­ti­gated, be­cause we must re­mem­ber that she held talks with well-in­formed Ger­man and Bri­tish in­ves­ti­ga­tion units.

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