Zondo Commission – updates, analysis and other material

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State Background and context of Corruption Watch’s interest in the state capture commission The work of Corruption Watch is driven by the reports of corruption that whistle-blowers bring to us. The success of the Zondo Read more >

August 2018

What is a commission of inquiry? In order to understand the complexities of the Zondo Commission, it is very important to also understand what a commission of inquiry is, its origins in this country, and what level of authority it has. This opinion piece, first published in City Press in November 2016, provides this information Read more >

September 2018

Posts for September 2018 4 September 2018 Faith Muthambi responded to Phumla Williams, describing her as ’emotionally unhinged’. Faith Muthambi 6 September 2018 Justice Zondo heard applications from implicated persons, to cross-examine those who named them. Applications to cross-examine 10 September 2018 Jan Gilliland, a senior official within the National Treasury, testified that the Guptas Read more >

October 2018

Posts for October 2018 3 October 2018 For the first time since his dismissal on 9 December 2015, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene revealed details of the sequence of events leading up to that day. Nene was reappointed as finance minister on 27 February 2018. Nhlanhla Nene opens up about 2015 dismissal Photos of former finance Read more >

November 2018

Posts for November 2018 12 November 2018 Former public services minister Barbara Hogan, who was named in the testimony of Vytjie Mentor in August, appeared before the commission today and gave details of how former president Jacob Zuma pressured her to appoint a Transnet CEO of his choosing – one who was not as suitable Read more >

December 2018

Posts for December 2018 5 December 2018 The commission of inquiry into state capture announced on Tuesday that it had halted its public hearings until January. The date of the recommencement of the hearings, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, will be announced next month. Zondo Commission postponed to 2019

January 2019

Posts for January 2019 15 January 2019 Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of controversial facilities management company Bosasa, is the first person to testify before the state capture commission this year. On Wednesday he revealed that the company spent between R4-million and R6-million monthly for bribes to senior government officials on the company’s Read more >

February 2019

Posts for February 2019 5 February 2019 n assortment of witnesses appeared before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday, all giving evidence relating to Bosasa. They included Adriaan Basson, editor-in-chief of News24, who related how Bosasa employees and service providers threatened him during the time he was investigating the company. Bosasa employees Read more >

March 2019

Posts for March 2019 1 March 2019 Eskom head of treasury Andre Pillay testified that a R25-billion loan facility signed in 2017 by then interim CEO Sean Maritz was a grossly flawed process that exposed interference from then board chairperson Zethembe Khoza and former public enterprises minister Lynn Brown. Eskom pressed to sign up for Read more >