- Judge Raymond Zondo has requested an extension of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry
- Zondo made an application to the High Court, his reasoning is that the commission hasn't had time to finish investigations
- Mzansi citizens reacted to the news on social media, with quite a few just waiting for the agony to be over
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has requested a three-month extension for the State Capture Commission of Inquiry. Zondo has made an application to the Gauteng High Court to make this possible.
This could possibly be due to former president Jacob Zuma's reluctance to testify at the commission.
According to a report by News24, Zondo has asked for an extension of the commission up to 30 June 2021.
Zondo believes that the work of the commission is not done yet. This is due to the disruptions that were caused by the national lockdown.
“There was also a disruptive impact on some of the work of the investigation team. Investigators were not generally able to travel across provincial borders to seek out and consult potential witnesses,” said Zondo.
According to Zondo, the commission has tried to make an effort to catch up with evening sessions but these were not sufficient.
Mzansi social media users reacted to the news on Twitter about Zondo asking for an extension. Take a look at some of the reactions below:
"I think Zondo likes media attention. If he's really a true leader, he must consider the money they spend. It doesn't come from their pocket."
"They must refuse his application. He is just wasting money this man. With tea breaks and lunch breaks."
"I have never been a depressed person but this attitude of Zuma and the Zondo commission and Ramaphosa's silence is just getting to me."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Julius Malema asked Jacob Zuma to tea and Mzansi internet users went wild. Julius Malema is no stranger to a viral tweet.
Many of the political figure's own tweets have garnered internet attention before and his message on Wednesday, 3 February did just that. Julius posted a message on social media that asked if ex-president Jacob Zuma to organise to meet him urgently... for tea.
The tweet's perfect combination of simplicity and absurdity had Mzansi's internet commenters go absolutely wild with mockery, meme-making and political jabs.
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