Ramaphosa to have say on 24-month extension of state capture inquiry

Ramaphosa to have say on 24-month extension of state capture inquiry

- Raymond Zondo has asked the Pretoria High Court to give the state capture commission more time to continue their investigation

- The court has ruled that if no one objects, the commission will have 24 months to investigate

- President Ramaphosa is amongst those called on to have their say on the extension

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The state capture inquiry has been granted a 24-month extension if there is no opposition against it. The commission was originally given 180 days to complete their investigation into state capture.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, political parties like the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are some of the people called on by the Pretoria High Court to have a say on the extension.

At the front of the inquiry is Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo who turned to the Pretoria High Court last week to get an extension.

BusinessDay reports the High Court agreed to the extension and it will be confirmed if no one objects.

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Zondo applied for the extension without informer all the relevant parties and said the extension will be a relief to the commission.

He added that the inquiry commission fears it would have to stop its investigation if the extension is opposed and then denied.

The aim of the state capture commission is to investigate the wrongdoings of politicians during Jacob Zuma's time as president of South Africa.

Briefly.co.za gathered from reports that an estimated R100 billion has been lost as a result of state capture.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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