After some “challenges,” the State Capture Commission says it will submit the final installation of its report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening, 19 June 2022.
As per an order by the High Court in Pretoria, the last section of the contentious report was to be submitted to the Presidency by 15 June 15. Just days prior, Ramaphosa’s office said it would be publicly released on Friday morning, 17 June 2022. It was initially set to be released in April, but the State Capture Commission, which Zondo chaired, was granted another extension to allow for the team to tie up loose ends.
‘CHALLENGES’ IN FINALISING STATE CAPTURE REPORT
In a statement issued on Saturday, the State Capture Commission’s Secretary Professor Itumeleng Maila said they were unable to hand over the last report on time due to some challenges they encountered.
The commission said it would submit the electronic version of the report to Ramaphosa on Sunday evening, while a handover ceremony would take place on Monday, 20 June 2022 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria at 18:00.
Part five of the commission’s report includes probes into dubious dealings at PRASA, SABC and the Waterkloof landing by associates of the Gupta family.
So far the commission has made damning findings against former president Jacob Zuma, members of the Gupta family and a number of former and current government officials.
Part four of the report was handed over in April. Zondo told the court he and his team were experiencing difficulty in wrapping up the last part of the report. He said that while a lot of ground had been covered, they had not yet been able to complete part five of the report and would not be able to do so by the end of April, which was the deadline.