- The Zondo Commission is expected to hear more regarding the Guptas' landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013
- This follows a public disagreement bwetween Thuli Madonsela and Busisiwe Mkhwebane over the issue
- Mkhwebane had decided that no further investigation of the matter was necessary - a decision with which Madonsela took issue
The Zondo Commission is expected to hear about the report concerning the Guptas' controversial 2013 landing of a private plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base.
This comes after the report led to a public spat between former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the incumbent Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Mkhwebane had found that no wrongdoing had been committed regarding the landing, but Madonsela called for a review of the report to take place.
Since then, the Zondo Commission has requested to see the report and, according to a spokesperson for the Public Protector, Mkhwebane will comply.
The 2013 landing in question has been the cause of considerable controversy.
The landing was highly irregular and allegedly occurred with the permission of then-president Jacob Zuma. Indeed, several government officials claim that the president's office exerted pressure on airforce officials to allow the landing. Zuma denies this.
Madonsela investigated the incident in 2016 and completed a report containing her findings. However, it was not released while Madonsela was in office and now, almost three years later, Mkhwebane has still not released it, according to The South African.
Reportedly, Mkhwebane ruled that no further investigation of the matter was necessary, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Now it appears that the issue will not be going away any time soon.
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