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

The team assisting Deputy Chief Justice Zondo with the inquiry into state capture. (Amanda Khoza, News24)
The team assisting Deputy Chief Justice Zondo with the inquiry into state capture. (Amanda Khoza, News24)
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07 Mar 2018

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

07 Mar 2018

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.

07 Mar 2018

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

07 Mar 2018

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. 

07 Mar 2018

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. 

07 Mar 2018

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

07 Mar 2018

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