- The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will resume proceedings on Monday
- The national lockdown had resulted in the commission being temporarily halted
- Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has said that the lockdown had thwarted efforts for the commission to force Jacob Zuma to testify
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The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will recommence on Monday after the national lockdown was implemented to slow the spread of Covid-19.
The hearings into state capture began in 2018 and had investigated various allegations relating to state capture including testimony from witnesses such as former BOSASA COO, Angelo Agrizzi and a brief appearance by Jacob Zuma.
Briefly.co.za learned that when the commission resumes on Monday it will examine allegations of corruption surrounding the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) including former PRASA board chairperson, Popo Molefe.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo had said earlier in June that the lockdown had stalled the process of getting Jacob Zuma to testify at the proceedings according to SABC.
“I had planned that President Ramaphosa would be asked to come to the Commission around July, that was before the national lockdown happened. [The] lockdown has forced us to rearrange things … so it’s going to take some time before he appears,” says Zondo.
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has once again come under scrutiny.
This time she isn't at the receiving end of the tobacco ban criticism but rather for her comments on "cadre deployment". Which has been alleged to be at the heart of state capture.
"Cadre deployment" is the appointment by the governing party of a loyalist to a certain department or position, as a means of circumventing public reporting-lines and bringing that department or position under the control of the party, as opposed to the state.
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