Former President Thabo Mbeki says even Patricia de Lille, the original whistleblower on corruption around the multi-billion rand arms deal, did not have concrete evidence. De Lille appeared before the Seriti Commission to present a dossier that landed former
ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni in jail. She tabled the arms deal dossier in Parliament as PAC MP in 1999. The dossier also led to the successful prosecution of Schabir Shaik. Mbeki says De Lille admitted that she did not know more than what was contained in the dossier.