It took British investigative journalist Andrew Jennings more than a decade before the world believed his research which proved FIFA was corrupt to the core. South African Terry Crawford-Browne has been at it for twice as long in his efforts to expose his country's Arms Procument Deal where bribes running into billions were paid by British and German arms manufacturers. Over this time, Crawford-Browne has been painted by his enemies as an obsessive old man who lives in a fantasy world. In this interview with Biznews.com's Alec Hogg, Crawford-Browne comes across as anything but. His story starts in Libya, moves on to his fight against the Apartheid Regime's conscription and then onto the key role the former Nedbank executive played in the imposition of financial sanctions against South Africa, leading directly to the freeing of Nelson Mandela and a peaceful transition to democracy. It was only through Crawford-Browne's efforts that SA President Jacob Zuma launched the Seriti Commission into corruption in the Arms Deal. The Commission recently cleared everyone involved, a "whitewash" in Crawford-Browne's opinion. So the septuagenarian activist is now petitioning SA's Constitutional Court to set aside the findings and allow the country to sue the arms makers for the R70bn it cost taxpayers. Here is his story.
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