Wrong English version of Zondo commission amendments published

2020-01-16 21:24
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. (Felix Dlangamandla)

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. (Felix Dlangamandla)

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The commission of inquiry into state capture's amendments published in the Government Gazette on Monday were not the correct version, according to the commission.

Its spokesperson, Reverend Mbuyiselo Stemela, told News24 the wrong English version of the amendments were published.

On Monday, the commission seemingly tried to alter the rules governing its work but, according to Stemela, "something went wrong".

"The English version that was published was not the correct version," he told News24.

One of the new amendments brought in a section of the Commission Act which states any person who fails to answer questions put to them in a satisfactory manner or who hinders the work of the commission in any way will be guilty of an offence and could be convicted.

It also seemingly amended the regulation regarding the chairperson's salary.

The Afrikaans version appears to list more amendments, including the issuing of a fine or prison sentence to anyone summoned by the chairperson who does not, within a certain time period, hand in a sworn statement.

Stemela said this would be corrected.

"The commission has asked the government to rectify this," he added.

Read more on:    raymond zondo  |  johannesburg  |  state capture inquiry
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