If I stopped state capture evidence, we could have been sued - Zondo pleads for another 3 months

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture in Johannesburg.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture in Johannesburg.
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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says his decision to keep hearing state capture evidence after his promised cut-off date at the end of March was completely justified – as the inquiry may have been sued if he did not do so.

"I could not have stopped the hearing of oral evidence at the end of March without putting the credibility of the Commission and the integrity of its work under serious threat," Zondo states in court papers filed on Thursday.

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