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Ramaphosa publishes part 3 of the Zondo Commission report



President Cyril Ramaphosa has released the third volume of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Allegations, Corruption and Fraud in the public sector.

The presidency published the third part of the report on Tuesday evening after it was presented by the secretary of the Commission, Prof. Itumeleng Mosala, to the director-general of the presidency, Ms Phindile Baleni.

Acting Chief Justice and Commission President, Judge Raymond Zondo, presented the first part of the report to President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, on January 4, 2022. The second part was handed over to the Presidency on 1 February 2022.

The latest report focuses on Bosasa and the corruption allegations surrounding that company, and involves Energy Secretary Gwede Mantashe and former President Jacob Zuma, among others.

Read the latest report here

The first report identified Mzwanele Manyi as one of the coup “enablers” during his tenure as Director General (DG) of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).

According to the report, the replacement of former GCIS DG Themba Maseko by Manyic used to be one of the earliest acts of state conquest by the Guptas.

The commission was appointed by former President Jacob Zuma in January 2018, following the release of the state recording report by former public defender Thuli Madonsela and an order by the Supreme Court of Pretoria that forced Zuma to appoint the investigation to settle allegations of large-scale corruption and corruption. to investigate. looting by his closest associates and the controversial Gupta family.

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The investigation started on August 21, 2018 and has heard the testimonies of more than 330 witnesses.

The commission was appointed by former President Jacob Zuma in January 2018, following the release of the state recording report by former public defender Thuli Madonsela and an order by the Supreme Court of Pretoria that forced Zuma to appoint the investigation to settle allegations of large-scale corruption and corruption. to investigate. looting by his closest associates and the controversial Gupta family.

The investigation started on August 21, 2018 and has heard the testimonies of more than 330 witnesses.

Since then, the Zondo Commission has faced several delays in completing its work, including the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria recently granted the Commission an additional two months – until the end of April 2022 – to complete its work.

Proportionately, the Supreme Court granted the president a four-month grace period after receiving the full report to submit an implementation plan to Parliament in response to the report.

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