Ralph Mathekga | Expect a Zondo Commission report with little room for second guessing

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on 19 November 2020 in Johannesburg.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on 19 November 2020 in Johannesburg.
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Ralph Mathekga writes that there is likely to be court action from several quarters when the Zondo commission report is released to the public, but it would be in the best interests of the country for the President to institute the recommendations right away.

As the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture wraps up its hearings, the Commission chair deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo hinted at what can be expected once the report has been released to the public.

Zondo was questioning President Cyril Ramaphosa as to why he did not act against David Mahlobo and Arthur Frazer after the two were accused of wrongdoing by a high-level panel looking into the state security agency, chaired by Sydney Mufamadi. Instead, Mahlobo was appointed as deputy minister in 2019, and Arthur Frazer remains director-general in the Correctional Services department.  

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