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State Capture Report to be released days later than planned

Commission of Inquiry into the State Capture Chairperson Judge Ray Zondo asks for extension to release his final report. Photo ANA

Commission of Inquiry into the State Capture Chairperson Judge Ray Zondo asks for extension to release his final report. Photo ANA

Published Jun 19, 2022

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office confirmed today that the Zondo Commission has not yet received the anticipated final instalment of the State Capture Report.

The commission announced on Saturday that it was not able to submit the final volumes of its Report to Ramaphosa on 15 June 2022 due to certain challenges.

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“The electronic report will however, now be certainly, submitted to the President on Monday evening The handover ceremony will take place on Monday 20 June 2022 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria at 18h00,” said the secretary of the commission .Professor Itumeleng Mosala.

This means that by the time the commission will hand over the report it will be five days late.

“The President has not yet received the Zondo Commission report. The commission secretariat has not confirmed the time and date of delivery. However, President Ramaphosa has been assured that the report will be released soon,” said spokesperson to the President, Vincent Magwenya

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Former head of Intelligence Arthur Fraser and public broadcaster SABC are expected to be a prominent feature in the report.

Some people on social media platform, Twitter have speculated that the report had to be returned and edited since Fraser has opened a case of corruption, fraud, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice against Ramaphosa.

On Friday The Star reported that Fraser had handed over voice recordings, videos, photos and even emails deeply proving Ramaphosa’s hand in corruption.

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Twitter user Manyako Pando Achar wrote: “I suspect it had Frazer all over it and had to edit him out before he release more about them”

Another user and lawyer, Mothibi Phosa wrote: “ I'm sure there are ongoing consultations among the three arms of the state - legislature, executive and judiciary - regarding the timing and possibly even contents of the report. After all, lines are blurred in South Africa and separation of powers has become an alien doctrine”.

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