Zondo Commission given final extenstion
The High Court in Pretoria has granted the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture a last and final extension of its term to 31 March 2021. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo had applied to the court for an extension to the end of this year, but left open the possibility that he may seek another extension if he was not able to finalise his report by then.
Judge Wendy Hughes ruled:
“I am mindful of the fact that it is in the interest of justice that there ought to finality with regard to the work of the Commission, encompassing findings and recommendations to act upon as a matter of urgency… In my view further extensions would not be warranted … The interest of justice dictates that finality be attained with findings, recommendations and a report of the Commission. The Commission owes this to the nation as the work of the Commission of national interest”. (para 24 of the judgment)
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