Malema slams Zondo Commission's R350m price tag, calls to cut costs

Malema slams Zondo Commission's R350m price tag, calls to cut costs

- Julius Malema has called for the Zondo Commission to explore cheaper options

- The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has reached a total bill of R350 million

- The EFF leader requested that the commission take steps to save taxpayers' money

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The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture started over a year ago and has since cost tax payers R350 million.

EFF leader Julius Malema has called on the commission’s chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, to explore cheaper options, SABC reported.

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IOL reported that Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille revealed that it costs R1.2 million a month to rent offices as well as the auditorium from Tiso Blackstar and Redefine Properties.

Malema said they were thankful for the work that had been done, adding that some truths have been revealed. However, it is important to save taxpayers' money.

"It has become very expensive, we like the job they’re doing, some level of truth is coming out at the commission. Some of the things we knew about them, we spoke about them before, but I was saying this to the chief justice that we can find cheaper ways of arriving at the same conclusion,” Malema was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, previously reported that Duduzane Zuma denied Gupta bribe claims in the State Capture Inquiry.

Zuma's son testified about his alleged ties to the Guptas on 7 October and maintains that the claims of bribes against him are false.

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