Zondo Commission wants no part in calls for Zuma release

2021-Sep-23   08:11

Zondo Commission wants no part in calls for Zuma release
Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

- Dimakatso Genkoe

The State Capture Commission of Inquiry will not be taking part in any of the proceedings challenging the decision to grant former president, Jacob Zuma, a medical parole.

The Commission released a statement on Wednesday saying that it has noted that the Democratic Alliance and Afriforum NPC have each launched separate applications in the Gauteng High Court to challenge the lawfulness of the decision by Correctional Services National Commissioner, Arthur Fraser, to grant Zuma medical parole.

The Commission said in each of those applications, it has been cited as one of the respondents and said it would abide by the decision of the court on this matter.

Last week the Commission’s chairperson acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo applied for another extension until December 2021 to complete his report. This as the extension Zondo received in July comes to an end on 30 September.

Zondo was expected to hand over the commission’s report to President Cyril Ramaphosa next month before releasing the report to the public.

While delivering his political overview at the recent ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla, Ramaphosa prepared his party members for a barrage of attacks when the report is released.



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