Director-General in the Presidency Phindile Baleni has received the second instalment of the State Capture Commission headed by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Baleni received the report on behalf of the President from the Secretary of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Professor Itumeleng Mosala.
Last month, in a ceremonial handover, Chairperson of the Commission and the Acting Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, personally handed over the report to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The president promised to publish all parts of the report shortly after they are presented to him. Part two of the report is based on evidence relating to Transnet and Denel.
The third and final part is set to be submitted by the end of this month. “As required by a ruling of the Gauteng High Court on 28 December 2021, the President will submit the Commission report to Parliament by 30 June 2022 with an indication of his intentions with regards to the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations.”
President Ramaphosa says the handover of the second part of the report of the Commission of Inquiry is another significant step forward in the work government needs to do to rid South Africa of corruption.
“During the course of the past four years, the Commission has constructed a disturbing picture of the depth and damage of state capture. We should now apply our energies to the Commission’s recommendations and take the necessary steps to make sure we never face this onslaught on public resources and on the fabric of our society.”
Former Deputy Public Protector Advocate Kevin Malunga, who was part of the team that released that initial State of Capture report that led to the formation of the commission, says the submission of the second part of the report is well-timed.
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