Raymond Zondo Chief Justice

The man who presided over the State Capture Inquiry is now South Africa’s Chief Justice – Image: GCIS/ Flickr

Final State Capture report WILL NOT be delivered to Ramaphosa

The final State Capture Commission Report was set to be handed to President Cyril Ramaphosa at Union Buildings

Raymond Zondo Chief Justice

The man who presided over the State Capture Inquiry is now South Africa’s Chief Justice – Image: GCIS/ Flickr

The final instalment of the State Capture Commission’s Report will not be submitted to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 20 June 2022, as was initially planned.

The report was set to be handed at Union Buildings in Pretoria after being sent digitally on Sunday.

According to Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya, Ramaphosa met with the commission’s chairperson, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo this morning to discuss the handover. Magwenya says a new date and time for the handover will be announced soon.

As per an order by the High Court in Pretoria, the last section of the contentious report was to be submitted to the Presidency by 15 June 15. Just days prior, Ramaphosa’s office said it would be publicly released on Friday morning, 17 June 2022. It was initially set to be released in April, but the State Capture Commission, which Zondo chaired, was granted another extension to allow for the team to tie up loose ends.

WHAT IS IN THE FINAL STATE CAPTURE REPORT?

Part five of the State Capture Commission’s report includes probes into dubious dealings at PRASA, SABC and the Waterkloof landing by associates of the Gupta family. So far the commission has made damning findings against former president Jacob Zuma, members of the Gupta family and a number of former and current government officials.

Part four of the report was handed over in April. Zondo told the court he and his team were experiencing difficulty in wrapping up the last part of the report. He said that while a lot of ground had been covered, they had not yet been able to complete part five of the report and would not be able to do so by the end of April, which was the deadline.

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