- Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Amos Masondo have a busy day ahead
- Modise and Masondo are expected to appear before the Zondo Commission to speak on Parliament's perspective on state capture
- The Parliamentary spokesperson confirmed that Modise and Masondo are hopeful about the input they provide to the Commission
On Monday, Parliament’s presiding officers, National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Amos Masondo, are scheduled to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
On Sunday, Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed that Modise and Masondo will appear at the Zondo Commission to reveal Parliament’s perspective and insight on state capture.
In a statement, Mothapo stated that both Modise and Masondo are hopeful that their appearance and input will support the Commission in fulfilling its mandate.
Following reports by IOL, the presiding officers are expected to be questioned regarding specific evidence relating to the alleged capture of Alexkor Mine in the Northern Cape by both politicians and business people.
In other news about the Commission, Briefly News recently reported that there was a break-in over the weekend. According to reports from eNCA, sensitive documents may also have been removed. This is a developing story and an official update from the police and the Zondo Commission is expected soon.
Mbuyiselo Stemela, the State Capture Commission spokesperson, confirmed that Monday's hearings will not be impacted by the break-in that occurred over the weekend at the Commission’s offices in Parktown, Johannesburg.
The break-in resulted in the theft of two laptops from different floors of the building.
Itumeleng Mosala, the Zondo Commission’s Secretary, expressed concern over the idea that the Commission was being targeted as the burglary was reportedly not the first incident of crime. Conspiracy theorists have taken to the internet to share their thoughts on what might be the motive and the target of the worrying burglary.
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