Justice Raymond Zondo is chairing the commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture. Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency (ANA)
Johannesburg -  The hearings of the judicial commission of inquiry investigating allegations of state capture have been postponed until further notice, the commission announced on Tuesday. 

The hearings were expected to resume on Wednesday with former minister of public enterprises Barbara Hogan expected to take the stand. 

The chairperson of the commission deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo was also expected to announce whether to allow Rajesh Gupta, Ajay Gupta, and Duduzane Zuma's applications to cross-examine witnesses. 

It is unclear why the hearings have been abruptly halted, but the commission said in a statement that it would pronounce on its "programme moving forward" on Wednesday. 
 
The commission of inquiry into state capture is investigating allegations of corruption largely centred around the infamous Gupta family and former president Jacob Zuma.  
 
It has been alleged that the Gupta family used its relationship with Zuma to score business deals with state-owned enterprises. Billions were allegedly paid out to the family in suspicious business deals involving government officials. 

The first round of hearings started in August and have heard evidence from a number of people regarding allegations of state capture.

Those who have taken the stand at the inquiry include former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, acting director-general at the GCIS Phumla Williams, former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko and two officials from the National Treasury. 


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