Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has handed over the first part of the State Capture Commission Report to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Accepting the report, President Ramaphosa says this occasion marks the beginning of the final phase of the commission’s work which will culminate with the submission of the remaining parts of the report. The president thanked the Deputy Chief Justice for his hard work over the last four years for trying to get to the bottom of alleged state capture.
“The progress of the commission would not have reached this stage if the whistleblowers from various entities didn’t come forward. As required by the Gauteng High Court, I will submit the full Commission report to Parliament by the 30th June 2022, with an indication of my intentions over the implementation of the commission’s recommendations” says Ramaphosa.
Meanwhile, the Gauteng High Court has struck NGO Democracy in Action’s (DIA) urgent application to interdict Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo from handing over the first part of the State Capture Inquiry’s report to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
According to the DIA, Ramaphosa wasn’t the appropriate person to receive the report because he was implicated in the testimony at the commission.
The matter was struck off the roll with costs