10 key points on the State Capture Inquiry - AS IT HAPPENED

2018-03-07 13:47

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says former state auditor general Terrence Nombembe will lead the team of investigators tasked with assisting the commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture.

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07 Mar 15:41

Here is the gist of the briefing held by deputy chief Justice Raymond Zondo about the inquiry into state capture:

1) 6 appointments is announced, with former state Auditor General Terence Nombembe heading investigations. Other members are Dr Khotso De Wee (secretary), Paul Joseph Pretorius SC (head of legal team), Vincent Maleka SC (legal team), Leah Gcabashe SC (legal team) and Thandi Victoria Norman SC (legal team

2) The commission does not have power to prosecute, but it will make recommendations for prosecutions

3) The team will deal with anyone refusing to give evidence

4) The issue of witnesses being in Dubai or India will be closely looked into

5) Evidence provided at the inquiry cannot be used in subsequent criminal proceedings

6) Certain aspects of the inquiry will not be divulged to the public

7) The commission will draw on evidence given at parliamentary committees relating to state capture

8) President Cyril Ramaphosa has been informed that the 180 days provided for the commission to complete its work is not too short.

9) Zondo hopes the inquiry will help South Africans understand the depths the issue of state capture

10) March 1 can be considered as the day the commission started working


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Here They Are - The Capture Busters!

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has chosen a hit parade of lawyers and a former auditor-general to join him in South Africa's most important corruption probe in decades. Zondo and his team of six will probe all the allegations of state capture that have rocked South Africa for a decade, but for which evidence has grown over the past two years.


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Justice Zondo vows that the investigation will be done thoroughly, objectively and professionally.

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Deputy Chief Justice Zondo has indicated to President Cyril Ramaphosa that the 180 days provided for the state capture commission to complete its inquiry is not too short.

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UPDATE: Deputy Chief Justice Zondo has announced six appointments to state capture inquiry:

Dr Khotso De Wee (secretary),

Terence Nombembe (head of investigations),

Paul Joseph Pretorius SC (head of legal team),

Vincent Maleka SC (legal team),

Leah Gcabashe SC (legal team),

Thandi Victoria Norman SC (legal team)


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Justice Zondo: After the commission has done its work and presented the report to the president, prosecutions will follow where criminal activity has been found. 

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Justice Zondo: The last member of the legal team is advocate Thandi Norman. She is also a practicing advocate, mainly in Durban. She is senior counsel. 

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The other member of the legal team is Leah Gcabashe, also SC.

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Justice Zondo: Maleka has also served as an acting judge in various courts.

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