Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, in his virtual media briefing held yesterday, told the public that he expected the hearings into state capture to resume by the end of June. He also expects former president Jacob Zuma to be among the first group of witnesses called.
As with the rest of the country, the commission was required to suspend the hearings at the start of the national lockdown in March, which had been focused on evidence relating to Prasa at the time. It is not clear where the commission would pick up proceedings, but Zondo reiterated that Zuma was expected to appear at some point after the hearings.
Zondo laid out the commission’s plans for the future, where they would like to do things differently in this next phase, taking account of time and resource constraints and the need to wrap up the work of the commission. For more detail on Zondo’s remarks, please see the latest update attached here.
By Corruption Watch